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AFT-NH is proud to award two $1,500 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Cascio Scholarship will be offered to one graduating senior who has been accepted at an institution of higher learning, while the Donovan Scholarship will go to one continuing student at an accredited institution of higher learning for the 2024-2025 academic year. Prior scholarship winners are ineligible.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • The applicant’s parent or guardian must be a current member of AFT-NH.
  • Recipients will need to provide proof of enrollment (continuing or as a new student) for the 2024-2025 academic year to receive their scholarship check.
  • All applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2024


Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

The program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education and/or fund their proposed ideas to strengthen and grow their union. Click here for more details.

Member Grants

To honor Robert G. Porter, the secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers from 1963 to 1991, the AFT awards implementation grants of $1,000 each to 10 accomplished AFT members who seek to implement ideas for their union about the role union members can play in collectively reclaiming the promise of a more just society for all. Porter was a union activist who dedicated his life to championing the rights of working people, promoting civil rights and ensuring that the union was a vehicle for enabling the growth of members' ability to achieve justice. Click here for more details.


Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.6 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. More than 4,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the  Union Plus Credit Card.  (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) Click here for more details.

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