• Essay Rules


    Since the early 1990's The Greater Johnstown-Somerset Central Labor Council has administered and annual

    essay contest encouraging students to conduct research about the many contributions Organized Labor has

    made to American society and current issues that affect all working people.

    To date, $ 102,500.00 has been awarded to 97 individuals.


    Scholarships are offered to students in 2 categories:

    Graduating High School Seniors (Class of 2020) and All Post Secondary Students.


    Essays will be judged in April, the winner and 2 guests will be invited to attend the Workers Memorial

    Banquet on May 21st, 2020 to receive their award.