The Joe Beirne scholarship from the National Union deadline is April 30th and the same scholarship from Local 1109 deadline is May 31st. Union Privilege and the AFL-CIO have announced a new scholarship program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The one-time, $5,000 scholarships are for study for the academic year beginning in the fall of 2013 through summer 2014. They will be awarded to at least 50 talented high school seniors to help pay for the costs of higher education. On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech as part of that historic March on Washington. This scholarship program honors the legacy of Dr. King's speech and his dream that all of America's children could have equal access and equal opportunity. An application, including an essay, is required. The application deadline is July 1, 2013. For more information and to apply online, click here.