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Winners ready to make ‘world a better place’

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.

Shanker Scholarship winners aim to make ‘world a better place’

The UFT awarded more than $1 million to academically excellent and financially eligible city public high school seniors and graduate students this year.

UFT celebrates Albert Shanker Scholarship Award winners

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.

50 years of launching successful careers

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...

Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards 2019

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.

UFT Scholarship Fund

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.