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Union Scholarships:
The Judicial Professional Employees Union has several scholarships that are available for members or family of members. In order to qualify for any of these scholarship programs, an applicant or his or her parent or legal guardian must be a member of the Judicial Professional Employees Union. Membership is determined by the existence, on file at the union office, of a completed and signed membership authorization card. Verification of member status may be obtained by contacting the union office

Scholarship: The Judicial Professional Employees Union Scholarship
Sponsor: The Judicial Professional Employees Union
Amount: This years total amount for scholorsips is $5,000. This program is subsidized by the JPE Golf tournament 
Criteria: Available to dependents of JPE union members who are graduating high school seniors and who will be full time matriculating students at an accredited college or university in the fall. Also available to full time students who are dependents of JPE Union members and are studying at an accredited college or university.  Awards are based on academic achievement as well as community and school involvement. All JPE scholarships are awarded on a one time only basis.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked not later than June 1st.
More Information: Call the Union office at (860) 216-1550

Scholarship: The Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
Sponsor: The American Federation of Teachers
Amount: Awards of $8,000.00 are made to two students
Criteria: Available to graduating high school seniors who are the dependents of AFT members in good standing for at least one year. JPE members are considered members of AFT. This is a nationally awarded scholarship. Applicants should have high SAT or ACT scores, be active in their school and community, receive top grades and demonstrate leadership skills. They should pursuing a career in labor, education, health care or public service. Each applicant must write an essay on the influence of AFT in their lives.
Deadline: Materials must be postmarked no later than March 31st.
More Information: Call the AFT toll free at (800) 238-1133

Scholarship: AFT Connecticut Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Federation of Teachers - Connecticut Chapter
Amount: Three awards, amounts unspecified
Criteria: Available to an AFT Connecticut member, spouse of a member, or child of a member. A student whose legal guardian is an AFT Connecticut member is also eligible. JPE members are considered members of AFT Connecticut. Two of the three awards are reserved for those planning to matriculate full time in either a two or four year college or university program of study. One scholarship will be awarded to an eligible applicant already attending a college or university on a full time matriculated basis.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1st.
More Information: Call AFT-Connecticut at (860) 257-9782 or (888) 398-3373

Scholarship: The Kershner Scholarship
Sponsor: The Connecticut State AFL-CIO
Amount: One award of $500.00
Criteria: Available to a high school senior who is the son or daughter of a dues paying member or him/herself the member of any union affiliated with the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. The scholarship is directed toward study at any accredited college or university and may be used for either a part time or full time program. It is renewable annually upon successful completion of each year's studies. Applicants are required to provide a copy of their high school transcript, evidence of application or acceptance at a college or university and an essay on a specified topic.
Deadline: Normally on or about May 1st.
More Information: Call the Connecticut State AFL-CIO at (860) 571-6191


Union Scholarship Applications

These Union Scholarship applications are available for use with the Judicial Professional Employees scholarship listed above.  The application is in a portable document format (.pdf) which means that you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0 or higher installed in order to view and print it.  Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website and can be obtained by clicking Here. If you would like to save the application to your computer, right-click on the picture and choose "Save Target As".
Application for
High School Student
  Application for
College Student