The Wisconsin AFL-CIO congratulates local scholarship winners of the AFL-CIO “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom” Scholarship. Dailen Harris of Madison, Melissa Behling of Racine, Tyler Holman of Dousman and Corinne Demler of Blanchardville, all received a one-time $5,000 scholarship for the academic year beginning in fall 2013 through summer 2014.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the AFL-CIO is offering scholarships to help graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college education. The Wisconsin students are among 60 recipients around the country from union households and community groups to receive the scholarship.
These scholarships will further educational dreams for many, but the scholarship will also continue the legacy of the March on Washington. “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom” scholarship recipients will be acknowledged at the upcoming AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles this September.
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO congratulates Dailen, Melissa, Tyler and Corinne on receiving the “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom” scholarship and wishes them great success in their future endeavors.
For more information on the Dreams for Jobs and Freedom Scholarship visit: http://www.aflcio.org/About/Member-Benefits/Scholarships/2013-Dreams-of-Jobs-and-Freedom-Scholarship