Scholarships

Picture of John Sturdivant

“Education is the key to fulfilling our potential as union leaders and stewards of social change.”
John Sturdivant
AFGE President 1988-1997

Membership Has its Benefits!

If you are a member of AFGE, you and members of your family are eligible for scholarship assistance from AFGE and from Union Privilege.  Also available to all federal employees and their childeren is the Federal Education and Asssitance Fund (FEEA) scholarship.

AFGE Scholarships
John N. Sturdivant (JNS) served as President of the AFGE from 1988 to 1997. He strongly believed in the role of education in empowering union members and their families to become effective leaders – in the workplace, in the union, and in the community. To celebrate John’s legacy, and to honor his commitment to building a better life for all AFGE members and their dependents, the AFGE National Executive Board has established the JNS Family Scholarship. Applications are accepted each year from January until the last Friday in March. 

JNS Family Scholarship
Beginning in January and ending in March, AFGE members and their dependents will be eligible to apply for the John N. Sturdivant (JNS) Family Scholarships. Twenty five scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded for AFGE members and dependents who are enrolled in an accredited institution or in a course of study leading to a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree. The JNS Family Scholarships are administered by the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). (Applications are accepted each year from January through March. Click here for an application.)

Congratulations to the following 2014 JNS Family Scholarship Recipients!

Last Name First Name District Agency Student
BEACH COLLEEN 2 D0D ERIC BEACH
MURPHY NORMAN 2 HUD ARIEL MURPHY
PICKERAL ROBERT 2 DOL ROBERT PICKERAL, JR
SOMBOONLAKANA DONNA 2 Air Force ASIAMAE SOMBOONLAKANA
JONES CAROL 3 DOJ JAZMINE JONES
LUSTER CHARLES 3 Army GWEN LUSTER
LEDWANI DEEPIKA 5 DOJ MIRA LEDWANI
LYNCH MICHAEL 5 DOD CONNOR LYNCH
SIMS-SHOCKLEY BARBARA 5 VA SELF
FUNKHOUSER RHONDA 6 DOJ TYLER FUNKHOUSER
THOMPSON MARCIA 6 Army ANNA THOMPSON
COOK JAMES 7 VA IAN COOK
FLORES ROBERTO 7 Army SELF
GRANCH STEPHEN 7 EPA ANNA GRANCH
THOMAS DAVID 7 DOD ELAYNE THOMAS
SHIELDS MICHELLE 8 Army THOMAS SHIELDS
FERGUSON RANDELL 9 DOJ HANNAH FERGUSON
DECKER ANDY 10 Air Force M’KINNA DECKER
GRUNDY KAREN 10 Air Force EMMA GRUNDY
NASH ERIC 10 DOD BROOKE NASH
NELSON DEBBIE 10 SSA ASHLEY NELSON
RAMOS-MICHAEL MARY 10 VA NORA RAMOS-MICHAEL
ROPPOLO NICHOLAS 10 VA REBECCA ROPPOLO
GEORGE SUSAN 11 DHS DEREK GEORGE
DUNHAM CHRISTINE 14 NARA SELF

 

FEEA Scholarships
In addition to the FEEA’s administration of the JNS Family Scholarships as described above, FEEA awards its own scholarships to Federal employees. For an application, visit the FEEA website or click here.

Union Plus Scholarships
The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation with one-time awards from $500 to $4,000. The deadline to submit an application is January 31st of each year. Winners are announced by the following June. Only winners are notified. For more information, visit the Union Plus Education Services website.

For additional information please contact the AFGE Field Services and Education Department at 202-639-6406 or email: education@afge.org.

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