2018 NH AFL-CIO
Linda Horan Scholarship Program
This year, in honor of Sister Linda Horan, the NH AFL-CIO will again award scholarship assistance. Members in good standing of an affiliated local union, their spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards are encouraged to apply. A minimum of three scholarships will be awarded; one for $1,500, one for $1,000 and one for $750. Additional prizes may be awarded contingent on funding available.
Scholarship applicants must submit a 750-1,000 word (3 to 4 pages double-spaced) essay on the following topic:
What effect has the decline in Union membership had in rising income inequality? What can be done to reverse it?
Essays will be judged on understanding, writing style, and significance to Labor Unions. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the experiences of their families and communities. Two copies of the essay must be submitted – one may be a photocopy. All wording identifying the union member or the name of the member’s union will be redacted, so please avoid use of such identifying information in your essay.
Those eligible are members in good standing, or the spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards of a member in good standing, of unions affiliated with the NH AFL-CIO. The union member must live or work in New Hampshire.
A completed application form must be verified by your local union official and must accompany the essay. Forms are available from your local union or the NH AFL-CIO, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106 (or call 603-623-7302).
The scholarship award(s) will be announced on or before Friday June 22, 2018. Winners will also be honored at the NH-AFL-CIO’s annual LABOR Day Breakfast. Winners must provide proof of undergraduate enrollment in a college, community college, university, or recognized trade school for the fall semester, 2018.
Essays and application forms must be received by the NH AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday June 8, 2018 at: NH AFL-CIO, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106.
It’s that time of year again! It’s time to honor our Sister Linda Horan by contributing to the Scholarship program that proudly bares her name! There is still time to donate!
In honor of our Sister’s lifelong struggle to support workers rights, both Union and non-union. All contributions to the Linda Horan Scholarship Fund are fully tax deductible. This is a great way to help the next generation of activists have a leg up in obtaining the education they deserve!
Your Tax Deductible Contributions should be sent to:
Attn: EAP Services
PO Box 801
Enfield, NH 03748
Contributions to the NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Fund are tax deductible and checks should be made out to:
NH AFL-CIO EAP Services
Please write “Linda Horan Scholarship Fund” in the memo line of your check.
As the scholarship fund grows through member donations, we hope to increase the amount and the number of scholarships we are able to award. Contributions to the Scholarship Fund will allow the NH AFL-CIO to assist in shaping the future by providing educational opportunities for eligible scholarship applicants. Through your contribution to NH AFL-CIO EAP Services, you will be advancing the educational opportunities of our future leaders by assisting them to pursue higher education, while at the same time, honoring our beloved labor warrior, Sister Linda Horan.
Please download and fill out a 2018 Linda Horan Scholarship Fund Contribution Form:
For further information please call the NH AFL-CIO at 603-623-7302
Thank You Sister Horan!