AFT Oregon - Shirley J. Gold Scholarship (ID 1183)
- Start Date:
- Thank you for inquiring about the Shirley J. Gold Scholarship of $1,000, awarded to an AFT-Oregon member who is pursuing higher education at an accredited higher education institution.
From innovative teacher and union leader to inspiring legislator, Shirley J. Gold spent her life working for human rights. She served seven years as president of Local 111, then called Portland Federation of Teachers. Later, she served as President of AFT-Oregon (then called Oregon Federation of Teachers) for five years. She was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1980 and
served the next 16 years as a public servant including eight years in the House and eight in the Senate. Legislative accomplishments include: the first regulatory laws in areas of domestic violence, managed health care, nuclear and solid waste disposal, hate crimes, pre-kindergarten training, improved nursing home practices, and principle of fair taxation.
- AFT-Oregon AFT AFL-CIO
- AFT-Oregon Scholarship Program - Shirley J Gold Scholarship
- 7035 SW Hampton Street
- Program eligibility:
Must be an AFT-Oregon member. (“Fair Share” payers are not members)
Enrolling in a college, university or trade program during the 2013-14 academic year.
PLEASE NOTE: AFT Local 5017 (OFNHP) is classified as a Regional Council; and Local 6732 (OSEA) is considered a direct affiliate of AFT. Neither are AFTOregon
affiliates, and members of these Locals are not eligible.
- Special Criteria:
- Instructions and checklist:
Please complete the Application Form, the Writing Assignment, and
provide a letter of reference.
_____ Application form. Complete all questions. Leave a question
blank only if not applicable and indicate by inserting "n/a." Sign the
_____ Writing assignment. Complete the assignment as directed. Don’t
forget the certification of original composition.
_____ The Reference. Have a Local official of your choice fill out the
information in the box provided on the application. You will also need
to include a letter from your Local president, or another Local official
who knows you, stating why you deserve this award.
_____ Deadline. Return completed forms to: AFT-Oregon
Scholarship Program, 7035 SW Hampton St., Tigard, OR 97223. All
parts of your application must be postmarked by JANUARY 31, 2013. If
delivered by other than the U.S. Mail, all materials must be received in
the AFT-Oregon office by 5:00 P.M., JANUARY 31, 2013. Late
materials will not be considered.