Northern California Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

The NCCBTU is part of the Western Region of the national Coaliton of Black Trade Unionists.

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2023 Scholarship Application

The coalition of Black Trade Unionists consists of members from seventy-seven international and national unions with forty-two chapters across the country. The basic objectives of CBTU are reflected in its activities and projects:

  • Improve economic development and employment opportunities for black workers.
  • Work within the framework of the trade union movement to provide a voice and vehicle for greater black and minority participation.
  • Increase union involvement in voter registration, voter education and voter turnout projects.
  • Organize unorganized workers.
  • Actively support civil rights and civic groups working to improve living and working conditions in the black community.
  • Increase effective political alliances between labor, churches, and the general community. CBTU has a long and rich history of investing in and empowering our youth to seek further education and the local CBTU Northern California Chapter awards $500 or $1000 scholarships to deserving students in our community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current high school senior or college student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be enrolled/attending a 2 or 4-year college or university
  • Northern California residents

Download the Scholarship Application in Microsoft Word format.

Download the Scholarship Application in PDF format.

To submit your application

Mail completed application to:

CBTU Scholarship
PO Box 6117
Oakland CA 94603-0000

For questions, contact, Attention: Scholarships