Union Scholarship Information

AFT/CFT

Raoul Teilhet Scholarship Program

In 1997, the CFT established the annual Raoul Teilhet Scholarship fund, in order to help the children of members to achieve their higher education goals. The fund was named after long-time CFT leader Raoul Teilhet, who served the organization as president from 1968-1985. Since its beginning, the fund has awarded 144 scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. At CFT's 2003 convention, delegates voted to extend eligibility for the scholarship fund to continuing college students who are children of CFT members and to children of deceased CFT members. Scholarships may be awarded for any one year of higher education; those who received scholarships as high school seniors are not eligible for another scholarship. To learn more, go to www.cft.org Robert G. Porter Scholarship ProgramThe American Federation of teachers awards four $8000 scholarships to high school seniors who are dependents of AFT members. To learn more, go to www.aft.org or e-mail porterscholars@aft.org. Union Plus Scholarship ProgramUnion Plus and AFT offer scholarships of $500 to $4000 to union members (and their dependents) who have one year of continuous union membership. To learn more, go to www.aft.org or www.unionplus.org.