t least five AFGE members will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for 1 year from Kaiser Permanente.
If you are looking to finish your degree or advance your career, you have another opportunity to get help paying for college or trade school. Every year, 5 AFGE members, or more, will win a $1,000 scholarship from Kaiser Permanente.
Organized labor has been the backbone of Kaiser Permanente for more than 70 years. Today, Kaiser Permanente employs more than 150,000 union members. It’s in that spirit that they funded this scholarship for AFGE members.
All dues-paying members are welcome to apply — you don’t have to be a Kaiser Permanente member.
How to Apply
1. Applicants must apply for the KP Well-bing Scholarship through the *AFGE Union Plus Scholarship application. Visit Union Plus Scholarship on our Member Benefits Educaiton page (The Union Plus Scholarship application also serves as the application for the KP Well-Being scholarship). Applications must be completed on-line.
2. In the Union Membership Information section of the Union Plus application applicants will be asked: “Are you, the applicant, a member of a union?. Answer yes, and then select AFGE from the drop-down list of unions. Now in the Essay section of the application you will see the KP Well-Being scholarship essay field. Members are then asked to write an essay of 500 words or less examining your own decision to join AFGE, your knowledge of what a union is and what it means to be represented by AFGE, and then describe what you would say to convince a co-worker to join AFGE.
Applications for the Union Plus Scholarship are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31, 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Scholarship applications are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.
The AFGE KP Well-being Scholarship will be awarded annually to five AFGE members to use towards their higher education expenses. It is a one-time scholarship and may not be awarded twice to the same member. Only current dues-paying AFGE members qualify to apply for the KP Well-being Scholarship.
*Union Plus Scholarship awards range from $500 to $4,000.