Scholarships

Al Church Scholarship

The Al Church Scholarship was established by the AFSCME Council 65 Executive Board in 1985 to help support union members' 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. Find out how to donate to the scholarship fund as well as how to apply here.

MIFSCA Adult Scholarship

MIFSCA, the Union representing AFSCME Council 65 staff, awards multiple scholarships each year to Council 65 members who are (or will be next semester) attending college or vocational/technical school to further their education. The 2023 application will be posted here once available.

South Dakota AFL-CIO Jack Dudley Memorial Scholarship

AFSCME Council 65 members (or a spouse, child, grandchild, or stepchild) in South Dakota are eligible to apply for this $500.00 scholarship. See the application below for more about details. Application deadline is Febraury 1st, 2023.

PDF icon South Dakota AFL-CIO Jack Dudley Memorial Scholarship

Other Scholarships Available to AFSCME Members

AFSCME union members are also eligible to apply for scholarships provided by AFSCME International including the AFSCME Family Scholarship, Union Plus Scholarship, Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship, and Union Scholars. Find out more about each of these scholarship programs here.