2012: Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund
In 2012, NCPERS supported the Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). Each year, the UFT
proudly awards nearly $1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible students from New York City public schools.
The UFT is the union that represents the city's public school teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and other educators. They believe education is the door to a productive life and that their students have what it takes to overcome personal and financial strains in the pursuit of learning.
The Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund awards more than 200 college scholarships to outstanding public high school graduates every year. Each award totals $5,000 - that is, $1,250 a year for four years of college. Albert Shanker College Scholarships are given to students who will be attending an accredited college or university. The Fund also offers nine scholarships to undergraduate winners who go on to pursue full-time graduate studies immediately after college.
Scholarship winners are living proof that excellence can thrive in New York City schools. Their hard work - and the dedication of all the educators who worked with them - enable them to achieve academic distinction.
For more information on the Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers visit www.uft.org/scholarship-fund.
2012 Charitable Contribution
In May 2012, the NCPERS Charitable Foundation presented the Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund with a check in the amount of $43,382.75. Thank you to all of our generous members who contributed to this noble effort.