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Martin & Patricia Burns Scholarship (CLOSED)

*For students who have a parent working in a union job

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 or in video chat

How to Apply

  • Submit the online application below
  • Submit a copy of your parent's union membership to Mrs. Zamora in the Advancement Office
  • Please talk to Mrs. Zamora in the Advancement Office BEFORE applying.


  • Up to $2,000; renewable each year


  • Saturday, September 9