Al Church Scholarship

The Al Church Scholarship was established by the AFSCME Council 65 Executive Board in 1985 to help support union members and their families in funding their education. The scholarship honors Al Church who was the founder and first director of Council 65. We hold an annual fundraiser to raise money for the scholarship fund which allows the Scholarship Committee to award multiple scholarships. 

Interested in Applying?

AFSCME Council 65 members, immedicate family of members, grandchildren of members, and retirees and their families who are pursuing post secondary education are eligible to apply for the Al Church Scholarship. Please fill out the application form below and submit to the Council 65 office by Wednesday, April 14, 2021. See form for directions on how to submit.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: PDF icon Al Church Scholarship Application 2020-2021

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS: Scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 

  • District 1 -          
  • District 2 -    
  • District 3 -
  • District 4 -
  • At Large -
  • At Large -

Interested in Donating?

We are doing things different for the 2020-2021 scholarship fundraiser. We have asked our members, locals, and chapters for donations to the scholarship fund. Those who donate will be entered into a drawing, held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in which 3 winners will win $250.00. Each $25.00 donation equals 1 drawing entry. Donations of $100.00 or more equal 5 entries per $100.00 donated.

Please help us continue this long tradition of supporting members and their families. If you would like to donate, please fill out the donation form below and mail to our St. Cloud office with your donation. All donations are due by Friday, February 19, 2021

DONATION FORM: PDF icon Al Church Scholarship Donation Form 2020-2021

DONATION DRAWING WINNERS: A huge thank you to all who donated to this year's scholarship fund! Congratulations to the prize winners listed below.

  1.  Local 454
  2.  Local 545
  3.  William Marchand

The Al Church Scholarship Committee thanks you for your continued support!

  • Jennifer Simota, Council 65 Executive Board Secretary
  • Steve Preble, Council 65 Retiree Chapter President
  • Bev Pekarna, Council 65 Finance & Benefits Administrator
  • Becca Maciej, Council 65 Administrative Assistant