The Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council (CLC) is  one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. Our officers and Executive Board are democratically elected. The Delegates and Alternates of our affiliates who serve on our Central Labor Council are dedicated to represent the interests of all working people at the state and local level.

We have 75 affiliated locals unions in the Beaver and Lawrence Counties of Pennsylvania. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Our members have not only worked to help the workers in our region with many community projects but have looked toward the future. One way to help improve the lives and opportunities for anyone is through continued education. They began efforts to establish a scholarship fund at our council  in early 1980’s  We have awarded more than 60 scholarships to-date. We currently offer two scholarships and look forward to reading the essays every year..

We want all the students applying for our scholarships to know how proud we are of them. We congratulate you for demonstrating how determined you are to obtain the necessary funding to further your education. You have shown more initiative than most of your peers, and we wish you well.

 Both Scholarships have the same award, eligibility, purpose and length of Essay, please note the topic is different for each scholarship make sure you write your essay on the appropriate topic.

AWARD - $1,000.00


Student who will graduate from high school in 2019. Award recipient must be accepted or registered as a full-time student in a post-secondary program. The applicant must be a union member, or a dependent child of a union member, or grandchild residing in the home of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.


To foster an understanding of the Labor Movement’s vital contributions to this nation’s economic, social and political fabric.


Submit a 500-word essay on the appropriate topic:

Beaver-Lawrence CLC Scholarship topic is; WHAT IS THE AFL-CIO AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

Donald McNutt Memorial Scholarship topic is; What impact does buying “American-Made Union-Made” products have on our economy?

Essays must be typewritten (in Blue or Black Ink), double spaced on 8½” x 11" white paper, and void of identification. Please attach this completed scholarship application form to your essay and mail to:

  • Beaver-Lawrence CLC Scholarship Trust Fund
  • PO Box A
  • Beaver, Pa. 15009

Submission deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019

Presentation: Winner will be notified by mail.

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