The Linda Cushing Scholarship was initiated to honor the work of Ms. Linda Cushing, who helped organize AFT Local 6262. Her commitment to improve the conditions of part-time faculty has benefited teachers at College of the Canyons and at colleges across the nation. Beginning in the spring semester of 2014, AFT Local 6262 is pleased to sponsor four $500 awards.
Nominations are solicited each year in the spring semester via e-mail blasts to all COC part-time instructors. The e-mails specify that semester’s dates and deadlines, and include an attached nomination form. Awards are usually announced in May.
To nominate a student for this scholarship, you must be a member of AFT Local 6262. If you are only a fair-share payer or not a member at all, you may attach a membership application to the scholarship nomination form and submit them together.
A complete nomination includes the nomination form, your letter of nomination based on academic merit or financial need, and an unofficial copy of the student’s transcripts.Click here to download the Linda Cushing Scholarship Nomination Form