Morton Bahr Distance Learning Scholarship

CWA Emeritus President Morton Bahr

The late Morton Bahr ’83, ’95 was recognized as one of the world's most influential union leaders and was especially noted for groundbreaking leadership on worker education issues.

He was 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 Distance Learning Scholarship is available to individuals pursuing a degree at Empire State College.

Union workers, family members and/or domestic partners interested in registering for undergraduate degree studies with Empire State College may apply.

Potential scholars interested in applying should send in their applications as soon as possible.

What does the scholarship cover?

Scholarship awards will fully cover tuition and fees.

Students in the program will be eligible for scholarship funding for one or two courses per term, for a maximum of 8 credits. They will continue to receive scholarship funding as long as they 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

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

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