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Scholarship Opportunities

Date: March 4, 2020


AFA International Office

The AFA Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university. 

The qualified candidate will be a dependent of an active AFA member in good standing who is seeking to further her/his education at an accredited college or university.

The recipient of this scholarship will receive the cost of tuition, room, board and reasonable book expense, up to a maximum of $5,000 for one year.  Any recipient may reapply for this scholarship each year until graduation up to a maximum of four years.

The Scholarship Fund has established some guidelines to be used by students when deciding whether or not to apply for this award.  Applicants should:

1.  Be ranked in the top 15% of their high school class;

2.  Have, or expect to have, excellent SAT or ACT scores;

3.  Be able to demonstrate financial need;

4.  Write a 300-word essay; and

5.  Provide all information required on the application form.

Applications will not be considered unless they are complete with the following:

·       Applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2020

AFA Scholarship Fund

PO Box 56

Hartwood, VA 22471-0056

·       3 written references attached

·       Transcripts, grades, and SAT/ACT scores must be included

The Joe Beirne Scholarship offered by CWA is available to AFA Members as well as dependents.The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 school year is April 30, 2020.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible* for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation’s website at http://cwa-union.org/beirne-application.  

*Please note:  The eligibility rules are different than for the AFA Scholarship. 

This valuable scholarship program is made possible by the funding of CWA locals. 

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