Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

AFT Local 943


IFT Scholarships


The Illinois Federations of Teachers supports the continuing education of high school seniors by awarding two scholarships annually:


The IFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship

Honoring late AFT Secretary-Treasurer Robert G. Porter



The Illinois Federation of Teachers shall provide annually two $6,000 scholarship awards ($1,500 each year for four years) to current high schools seniors with no less than a cumulative "B" grade average. Successful applicants must plan to attend full-time at an Illinois public university and maintain at least a "C" cumulative grade average after graduating from high school.  




The Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship

Honoring of the late Carl J. Megel,  the AFT's first full-time president.


IFT educators have a unique opportunity to help special education students pursue higher education or career training by sponsoring them for the union’s Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship.

In 2017, the IFT will award one $1,000 Megel scholarship to a deserving high school senior who is enrolled in a special education school, class, or program for students with disabilities. Applicants must be high school seniors who will graduate in 2017.
IFT members who work directly with (or previously worked with) an eligible student must provide a letter of sponsorship for the applicant. (Children of IFT members may also apply.)



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