Tarrant County Central Labor Council

Reminder: The postmark deadline for high school seniors from affiliated union families to apply to the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program has been extended this year to Tuesday, Feb. 16. Still, it would be wise for eligible students to get to it sooner rather than later.

 The program awards one-time grants of $1,500 to students chosen in a selection process overseen by Central Labor Councils and then by the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee. Students take a test on basic labor union concepts and submit to interviews by local Scholarship Committees as part of the application. 

 To be eligible, a high school senior must have a parent or legal guardian who is a member of a labor union that is affiliated both with the Texas AFL-CIO and, if applicable, a Central Labor Council. The student can, of course, fulfill that requirement with union membership.

To learn more and get the application, go to www.texasaflcio.org/scholarship

TCCLC Provides Scholarships as well. To apply for those you will follow the same guidelines as above. UNLESS your parent/guardian's local is not affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO. Those applications must be sent straight to Tarrant County Central Labor Council at 4025 Rufe Snow Drive, N. Richland Hills, Texas 76180. Parent/ Guardian's local MUST be affiliated with the Labor Council. Anyone (affiliated with TCCLC) who submits an application to the Texas AFL-CIO will also be in the running for TCCLC scholarships. 

TCCLC Scholarships: $2500- Kendall Hill & (2) $1500 - TCCLC Scholarship
Texas Medical Institute, Doctors Guild #4- $1000

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Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

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