Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship Award

$500 TUITION SCHOLARSHIP FOR USE AT ANY ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY, COLLEGEOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL. TWO SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED EACH YEAR.Winners to be selected by LotNo academic performance standards or records required for eligibility.Awards must be used within one year ofreceipt of notification letter.Submit only one application per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.


  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of a Minnesota AFL-CIO local union; or
  • An AFL-CIO member on lay-off status who has a valid withdrawal card, has recall rights and was in goodstanding for six months prior to lay-off; or
  • A retired or disabled AFL-CIO member who was in good standing in his or her Local Union at the time ofretirement or disablement.

Alexander & Krech Scholarship

IBEW Local #292
For Local #292 members and dependents

Two $2000 Scholarships for 2021.

Scholarship Application

IBEW Founders’ Scholarship

IBEW International
For IBEW members only or
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IBEW Founders’ Scholarship

The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and lineman who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned.

This award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or postgraduate degree in a field that will further the electrical industry overall (as determined by the Founders’ Scholarship Administrator). The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed eight years.

Building Trades Credit Union Scholarship

Building Trades Credit Union or
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In 2018, Building Trades Credit Union will award 20 $250 scholarships to students enrolled in a union apprentice training program and five $1,000 scholarships to other students pursuing a post-secondary education (college, vocational or technical school).

Each applicant must: 1) have an individual savings account and be a member in good standing at BTCU, and 2) have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and 3) complete, sign and return the scholarship application.

A copy of your high school diploma, G.E.D., or current college transcript must be submitted along with your application. Completed applications may be dropped off at any BTCU office or mailed to: Building Trades Credit Union, Attention: Scholarship Committee, 12080 73rd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369.

Scholarship winners will be notified by mail by June 30. All decisions are final. The announcement of winners will also be published online at

Berger-Marks Foundation

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Coalition of Labor Union Women – Women’s Leadership Skills Conference – The Berger-Marks Foundation is funding scholarships for young women (35 and under) to attend this conference.

Scholarship includes: transportation, hotel (double occupancy), and meal expenses.

AFL-CIO David K. Roe, Hubert H. Humphrey and Donald Pilla Memorial Awards

The Minnesota AFL-CIO sponsors scholarships for high school seniors graduating in 2020. There are three requirements for the Minnesota AFL-CIO scholarships. To be eligible, you must:

  • be a union member or a dependent of a union member whose local union is affiliated with theMinnesota AFL-CIO;
  • have a straight “B” average or better (2 .0 in a 3.0 grade point system/3.0 in a 4.0 grade point system);
  • attend a post-secondary institution located within the state of Minnesota.

Winners will be selected by lot by the Minnesota AFL-CIO Education Committee.

Charles R. Brett Scholarship

IBEW Minnesota State Council
For children of IBEW members

Charles R Brett Scholarship , this Scholarship is offered to children of IBEW members who are in good standing with an IBEW Local affiliated with the Minnesota State Council.

Charles R Brett IBEW MN State Council

Nellie Stone Johnson

The Nellie Stone Johnson scholarship will be available again in 2020. website:

  • School Affiliation: The applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted into a program at a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) institution.
  • Union Affiliation: The applicant must be a union member or the child, grandchild or spouse of a union member.
  • Ethnicity: The applicant must be a racial/ethnic group member.“Racial/ethnic group member” is defined by the MnSCU Diversity and Multiculturalism Office (and for this scholarship) to include Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native American/Alaskan Native.
  • Academic Standards: The applicant must meet academic and admission standards of the institution he/she is attending.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for undergraduate students and 3.0 grade point average for graduate students to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Labor Leadership Grants MN AFL-CIO

The Tobey Lapakko Labor Leadership Grant is available to women who are union members in good standing; the Charles McKenna Leadership Grant is available to men who are union members in good standing.

Grants are available for members of affiliated unions seeking to develop their abilities and skills as union leaders.  The grants help defray the cost of classes, programs or conferences sponsored or endorsed by the AFL-CIO or affiliated organizations.

Recipients will be selected by lot by the Minnesota AFL-CIO Education Committee; grant amounts will be determined by the committee.

Union Plus ScholarshipSponsored through AFL-CIO affiliated unions

For current & retired members and dependents
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