The UFT presented scholarships to 180 seniors from public high schools throughout the city and to eight graduate students at a reception and ceremony at union headquarters on May 14. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the union’s annual $1 million scholarship awards celebration.
More than 180 city public high school seniors and graduate students were honored this year with Shanker Scholarship Awards. The union-funded awards provide almost $1 million to high-achieving students from low-income families annually.
The UFT awarded more than $1 million to academically excellent and financially eligible city public high school seniors and graduate students this year.
In spite of the challenges presented by COVID-19, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) has recognized more than 180 students from New York City’s public high schools and presented each with a $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarship.
Although they officially became Albert Shanker College Scholarships in 1998, UFT college scholarships have been helping New York City public high school students from low-income families since their inception in 1969. Many of these scholarship...
Each year, the United Federation of Teachers proudly awards $1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible students from New York City public schools.