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Martin and Patricia Burns Scholarship

*For students who have a parent working in a union

The Burns Scholarship is designated for students with a parent who is a member of a union.  A “union” is an organized group of local workers who come together to advocate for their work conditions, such as wages, benefits, rules etc. 

Eligibility and Obligations:

  • Have at least one parent who is a member of a union – ATU 308 & 241 preferably, but all others are accepted
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preference increases with class year (seniors/juniors vs. sophomores/freshmen)
  • Maintain a “C” average to get scholarship renewed
  • Write occasional thank-you letters
  • Meet with the Burns Family if they visit Cristo Rey

How to Apply

  • Submit the online application below, including a 1-2 page essay describing why unions are important to your family
  • Please see Mr. Crossett in the Advancement Office BEFORE applying.


Up to $1,500; renewable each year


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