As working families celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, which accelerated the nation’s own march toward social and economic justice, it’s important to note union members played a big role in spreading the message that social justice is economic justice. The march, which propelled the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, was conceptualized by labor leaders including A. Philip Randolph, AFL-CIO Vice President and President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which merged into TCU/IAM.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the AFL-CIO and Union Plus are offering scholarships to help graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college education.
The one-time $5,000 scholarships are for study for the academic year beginning in the fall 2013 through summer 2014. Fifty scholarships will be awarded.
A completed application must be received on or before 12 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
Click here to view the scholarship information from the ACL-CIO.