If you live in Pierce County, your son or daughter may be eligible to apply for the Jerry Beckendorf scholarship, but you'd better hurry - the deadline to apply is February 28, 2014.

View the 2014 scholarship application and eligibility requirements here.

Since 2003, the Jerry Beckendorf Community Services Scholarship program has awarded more than $42,000 to 70 graduating seniors from Union families living in Pierce County.

Scholarship Requirements: The applicant must be a high school senior and the son or daughter of a member of a labor union living in Pierce County.

Applicants must complete a 500-word essay describing their most rewarding volunteer activities and what they learned from the experience. They must also:

  • Be a high school student in Pierce County, Washington.
  • Have at least one parent or guardian who is a member of a labor union
  • Plan to attend college or university, community college or junior college, trade or technical school this coming fall.

For more information on this program, contact Nathe Lawver, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison at 253-973-3765.