One of the great things about being a GFT member is that you are also a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and are entitled to their benefits as well!  Please contact the GFT office at 735-4390 if you have not received your AFT membership card.     

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS ROBERT G. PORTER SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This program offers four, 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.  Deadline to submit an application is on April 1, 2013.  Applications are available here  

LOAN FORGIVENESS AND TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Loan Forgiveness:
The AFT does not sponsor our own loan forgiveness program, but our AFT Teachers division has compiled a list of resources for federal and state loan forgiveness programs, as well as scholarship programs for students pursuing careers in teaching:  View more information here

Funding Database:
Use our funding database to find funds for your continuing education, professional development, and classroom. Search for loan forgiveness programs, teacher grants and awards, classroom donation programs, and summer studies and exchange programs. You can even narrow your search by state, grade level, subject area and more!

Additional Funding Resources:
Classroom Tips: Loan Forgiveness – This brochure describes a variety of federal loan forgiveness programs available to classroom teachers.

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