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Encourage Students to Apply for UFT-Funded Scholarships

Each year the UFT awards $1 million in scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible New York City public high school seniors through the Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund. To receive a $5,000 scholarship from the fund, those selected must be accepted in a full-time, matriculated, degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. Encourage eligible students to take advantage of this great opportunity by applying for a scholarship. You can get more information and application materials on the UFT website. The deadline for schools to mail the application is Jan. 31, 2013.


1 Comment:

  • 1 phyllis c murray
    · Dec 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    It is only in America that many of our foreign born citizens , “the tired and humble masses yearning to be free” begin to receive and appreciate equity in education. Therefore, because of the dedication and tireless efforts of teachers across America, we can see students succeeding academically. and winning the war against poverty and homelessness every day in America.                                      Mary Bethune McLeod once  said, ” Invest in a human soul, who knows, it may be a diamond in the rough.” Yes, this is true.  And good teachers know that these “diamonds” come in many different hues.  And so they Teach!      And thanks to the UFT the scholarships which democratizes access to brighter futures for students who work against otherwise insurmountable odds.           Phyllis C. Murray UFT UNITY