• Eligible dependents of members are eligible to apply for scholarships through CSEA and AFSCME.
  • CSEA awards twenty-four [24] $1,000 scholarships to our members’ eligible dependents annually, along with two [2] $2,500 scholarships.
  • AFSCME awards one [1] $5,000 scholarship annually, along with ten [10] $2,000 scholarships, to eligible dependents of members.
  • Other scholarships are also available through Union Plus, CSEA Region 5, locals and units and many AFSCME affiliates.

CSEA Scholarships

CSEA awards twenty-four [24] $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship and Thomas H. McDonough programs. 

Pearl Insurance and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award.

Applications are available in mid-February from Unit and Local Presidents, and
available for download on January 31.

Filing for a Flaumenbaum Scholarship automatically puts an applicant in consideration for the Pearl Insurance and MetLife Scholarships. Application deadline is April 15.

Winners of the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship are eligible to apply for the Thomas H. McDonough Scholarship. Applications are automatically mailed to eligible students in late August. For more information, call 1-800-342-4146, ext. 1341.

CSEA offers a special scholarship program, the J. J. Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund, for children of members killed or totally disabled in the course of performing their public service duties, or who died while an active CSEA member. For more information on applying for this scholarship, contact CSEA at 1-800-342-4146, ext. 1341. The application deadline is October 1.

AFSCME Scholarships

Several scholarship programs are available for AFSCME members and their children. For more information on the AFSCME scholarships, visit the AFSCME Scholarship page or call 1-800-588-0374.