EAST SYRACUSE — CSEA offers our members many opportunities for assistance in paying for college, including our AFSCME Free College Program, and several union scholarships at the national, statewide, regional and local levels.

CSEA’s Central Region is currently accepting applications through April 1, 2018 for our 12th annual College Scholarship awards from eligible high school seniors whose parents or grandparents are CSEA members in good-standing and who work in one of the following counties:

Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga or Tompkins Counties.

In June, the Region will award two $1,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to the highest-ranking applicants who are judged upon multiple criteria, including, but not limited to: academic standing; extracurricular, scholastic and community activities; essay; and references. Applicants will be required to write an essay of 250-500 words on the topic “What Union membership has meant to my family.”

This, along with our other scholarships, are good examples of benefits available to union members only! More value for your union dues.

Download the 2018 Central Region scholarship application form

Union leaders: Download a bulletin board poster to promote the scholarship to your members




About Author

Mark Kotzin has been advocating on behalf of union members in CSEA's Central Region for more than 28 years, directing our Union's regional communications and public relations initiatives, helping build power on behalf of more than 45,000 active and retired union members throughout 20 counties in Central New York. Mark is a proud graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, a 12+ gallon blood donor, and a passionate advocate for building workers' power through collective action!

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