Now Accepting Applications for the Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship


Morton Bahr is recognized as one of the world's most influential union leaders and especially noted for groundbreaking leadership on worker education issues.

He is the labor movement's leading expert on technology and information-based industries.

The scholarship, created in the name of Empire State College alumnus Morton Bahr, assists union members and other workers by advancing their educational goals and enhancing educational access through distance learning.


Who can apply for the scholarship?

The Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship is available to individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree at Empire State College.

Union workers, along with their immediate family members and/or domestic partners, who are enrolling in undergraduate degree studies during the fall 2019 term may apply.

What does the scholarship cover?

Scholarship awards will fully cover tuition and fees for up to eight (8) credits per term.

Students in the program will be eligible for scholarship funding for one or two courses per term, for a maximum of eight (8) credits. Bahr Scholars will continue to receive scholarship funding until completing their undergraduate degree, as long as they remain continuously enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Once enrolled as a Bahr Scholar, students also must apply for other federal, state, corporate or union financial aid for which they may be eligible.

How do I apply?

Submit an online application through the ESCFAST portal at Applications are accepted April 1 through June 30.

Questions? Call 800-847-3000, ext. 2769 or email

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