Apply for the 2020 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship Today!

Unions strive to help working families fulfill their dreams in many different ways, and that includes supporting family members during their educational journey. We’re excited to announce that SEIU Local 668 is once again participating in the 2020 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship Content! This contest assists students in reaching their educational goals while still promoting the union way of life.

Like previous years, this scholarship contest includes two separate categories and is open to graduating high school seniors as well as all students taking post-secondary classes (including college or trade classes). Each category has a top prize of $2,000, with the secondary prize of $1,000, and the third prize of $500. We encourage our members and their family members to enter this exclusive union scholarship contest today!


How to Apply:
–Write an essay in response to one of the prompts below. Essays must be a minimum of 1,500 words.

–Essays must be typed and neatly prepared—each essay should have the coordinating Category and Writing Prompt listed below included on the cover sheet.

–Each applicant should complete and include the application with their entry. Application found here:

–Entries must be emailed to and MUST be a PDF format—no other file formats will be read.

–Entries should be emailed by February 29, 2020. No entries submitted after February 29th will be considered.


Category I
Graduating High School Seniors (Call of 2020)

What value do you see in bringing organized labor and unions into an industry which has traditionally been viewed as non-union, e.g. computer science?


Category II
All Post-Secondary Students

In today’s new economy, compare and contrast the value of a traditional college education and an apprenticeship program, to include an assessment of how you believe both will stand up in the job market.


Scholarship Awards:
First Place–$2,000
Second Place–$1,000
Third Place–$500

*Awards are the same for each category.


For additional information, please contact the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO at 717-238-9351 or at 1-800-242-3770.
For complete information and the PDF application, please click here.


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