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2017 AFT-Oregon Scholarships and Awards

AFT-Oregon Scholarship applications are now open for 2017.

All applications are due Jan. 31, 2017.

Download forms from this page and send completed applications to AFT-Oregon Administrative Office Coordinator Leah Leach at or by post:

Attention: Leah Leach
10228 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon 97219


Carl J. Megel Scholarship: Carl J. Megel Scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to an AFT-Oregon member’s child or grandchild who is graduating from high school and is enrolling in an accredited higher education institution.
Shirley J. Gold Scholarship: The Shirley J. Gold Scholarship of $1,500, awarded to an AFT-Oregon member who is pursuing higher education at an accredited higher education institution.
Albert F. Shanker Scholarship: The Albert F. Shanker Scholarship of $1,500, awarded to an AFT-Oregon member’s child or grandchild who is already attending an accredited higher education institution.

Individual Awards

John Connor Memorial Award: This award recognizes an individual member who exhibits the selfless, spirited enthusiasm and devotion to causes of the union which serve as an inspiration to fellow activists. These qualities were demonstrated in John Connor, a member of Local 2277 (PCCFFAP) and an active political action volunteer.
Outstanding Contribution to Public Awareness: This award recognizes an individual in Oregon who has contributed to the public’s general awareness or who has raised the level of public debate in furtherance of the goals of AFT-Oregon in matters of education, health, public services, labor or other current issues of importance to the membership. This award is open to any resident of Oregon, including AFT-Oregon members.

Local Awards for Excellence in Communications

General Excellence: Recognizes general excellence in writing, editing, content, layout and design; including best story, editorial, photos, art or graphics.
Best Website: The site should be easy to maneuver, be graphically interesting, and provide valuable information to members and site visitors.
Best Use of Social Media: Engages members and provides valuable information for all site visitors.