Apply for the 2022 Leadership Equity and Development (LEAD) Scholarship

For the last 20 years, the New York State AFL-CIO and Cornell University have co-sponsored the Union Leadership Institute (ULI). Hundreds of prospective leaders from local unions throughout the state have gone through the program with many progressing to leadership positions within their respective unions.

As part of its commitment to fostering equity in our movement and ensuring our leadership is a true reflection of its membership, the New York State AFL-CIO Social Justice Task Force and Executive Council have created the Union LEAD scholarship for prospective union leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Any union member in good standing is able to apply. Union LEAD Scholars are selected by Union Leadership Institute faculty based on completion of this application and the final essay question.

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2022.

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