AFT Michigan Rollie Hopgood Future Teacher Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of the late state federation president Rollie Hopgood, to continue his goal of promoting and enhancing the teaching profession. The scholarship fund provides two types of scholarships - to graduates, one male and one female, of a high school represented by an AFT Michigan local, or the child of an AFT Michigan member, who are going to attend college or university with the goal of becoming a teacher; and a second to a PSRP member of AFT Michigan who is pursuing a teaching career.
Applications for the $1,000 scholarships are available in the spring and are awarded in time for the beginning of the fall term.
Application for an AFT Michigan member seeking teacher certification
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AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
There are two scholarship programs available one for AFT members and one for AFT member dependents.
AFT Members - this is a one-time $1,000 grant. To be eligible you must be an AFT member in good standing for at least one year and be pursuing courses in labor relations or courses in your field of work. No full-time or part-time AFT staff, state or local, may apply.
AFT Member Dependents - this is a four-year $8,000 postsecondary scholarship. To be eligible you must be an AFT member's dependent, a graduating high school senior, pursuing a careen in labor, education, health care or government service.
Union Plus Scholarship Program
The Union Plus Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation and is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a technical college or trade school. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of AFT members. The amount of the award ranges form $500 to $4,000 and is a one-time cash award sent to individual winners for undergraduate study beginning in the fall of the same year. Winners are chosen based on academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need.
Federal Department of Education Grants
FORECAST OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2012 (As of January 19, 2012)
This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department (we) has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs. The lists are in the form of charts -- organized according to the Department's principal program offices -- and include programs and competitions we have previously announced, as well as those we plan to announce at a later date.
Michigan Department of Education Grants
The Michigan Department of Education keeps information of all available grants listed on their website. It includes grants sponsored by the State of Michigan and other entities.