Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council – Eddie Bryan Scholarship

♦ Deadline May 18, 2020 ♦

Eligibility Requirements:

High school graduates age 17-21 entering his or her first year of study in a state accredited college or university with the objective of obtaining a minimum of a two year degree (not vocational schools).

Member of or birth-child, legally adopted child or step-children, whose parent or grandparent is a member in good standing of a local union in good standing with the Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council, or a child has lived in the household of the above described union member for more than 3 years (verification required) and depends on that member for his or her financial obligations. A letter from local union principle officer verifying of the applicant, applicant’s parent or grandparent’s current membership in good standing required. Member must remain in good standing for a minimum of one year after scholarship is awarded or repay the amount of the scholarship upon withdrawal of membership for the local union. The only exception may be employer closing business, rare instances of termination, transfer, or death. Exceptions must be approved by an executive board’s recommendation of approval.

Application Process:

Application and a typed or hand written, five hundred-word essay on “What Labor Unions Mean to My Family will determine the winner of the 1st place $5,000.00 scholarship, 2nd place $2,000.00 scholarship, and 3rd place $1,000.00 scholarship. References must be properly recorded on the essay.

After scholarship applications are made available the applicant will have 6 weeks to prepare his/her essay and deliver it, along with an application, to a previously determined location, which will be indicated on application. Strict time lines (dates) will be set and followed; absolutely no exceptions will be made. The person receiving the applications may change from year to year.

The application for said scholarship is enclosed. Deadline for application and essay will be May 18, 2020, and must be mailed to TN AFL-CIO Labor Council ATTN: Pat White, 1901 Lindell Avenue, Nashville, TN  37203.

Upon receipt of the student’s application and essay the receiver will assign a number that will be clearly marked on each page of the application and the essay. DO NOT PUT NAMES ON OR IN THE ESSAY. ESSAYS WITH NAMES WRITTEN ON THEM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

For additional information about the scholarship and access to the scholarship application form, please visit the AFL-CIO website here:


February 12th, 2020|

IBEW Founders’ Scholarship

The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and lineman who organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. An application for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship is enclosed. This form can be copied and is also available on the IBEW website (http://www.ibew.org/FoundersScholarship). In an effort to make the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship as inclusive as possible, we no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT to be eligible.

All IBEW members who have been in continuous good standing for four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year in which they plan to apply are eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Please note, if a member has been on honorary withdrawal at any time during the aforementioned period, he/she will not be eligible to participate.

Spouses or children of IBEW members are not eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Union Plus has a scholarship that is available for IBEW members, as well as their spouses and dependent children. Please visit the Union Plus website (www.unionplus.org) for more information about other scholarship opportunities.

We encourage all interested eligible members to participate in the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship Program.

April 4th, 2019|

Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers Labor Union Scholarship

Once again this year, as a show of appreciation and support for the local labor community, Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers is sponsoring a $1,000.00 scholarship. This annual scholarship was designed as a way of showing our support by recognizing and rewarding an outstanding student and relative of a local labor union member.

Print and fill out this form and mail it to:

735 Broad Street, Suite 800
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for this scholarship is May 31, 2019. Your application must be received or postmarked by that date in order to be considered. No applications received by fax will be considered.

February 15th, 2019|

Cecil D. Branstetter Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a college student who has completed their
freshman year. All questions must be completed. If an answer is not applicable, please use
the term N/A. If you leave any question blank, your application may be disqualified.

Complete this form, sign and mail or email to: BSJ Corporation c/o Branstetter, Stranch &
Jennings, PLLC, The Freedom Center, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville,
Tennessee 37203,

Attention: Donald L. Scholeso email: dons@bsjfirm.com or
Attention: Debbie Havener, email: debbieh@bsjfirm.com

Deadline July 1, 2018

April 22nd, 2016|

Harold G. Woods Scholarship

Presented by the

Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area Central Labor Council

1522 Bill Williams Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917

Freshman Scholarship Amount: $1,000.00 ($500.00 per semester)


  • Child or grandchild of a member in good standing with a union affiliated with the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area Central Labor Council.
  • Less than 20 years of age as of application deadline.
  • High School Graduate or GED.
  • Accepted for admission as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, nursing or technical school that offers college credit courses.

Award based upon:

  • Transcript of senior grades
  • A short statement of interest and goals
  • A 950 to 1000-word essay on “What the Union has meant to my family.”

Click here for the Application Form

February 4th, 2013|