UWUA Merit Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Utility Workers Union of America

Number of Awards & Eligibility: *Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of college students meeting the eligibility requirements in any given year. Last year, two awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be the son or daughter of an active member of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA).
  4. Must plan to enroll full time.
  5. Must be a high school junior to apply for this undergraduate award.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school juniors who are the sons or daughters of an active member of the Utility Workers Union of America. Students must plan to enroll in college full time.

Application requirements for the UWUA Merit Scholarship are:

  • Entry form
Additional Information: The UWUA Scholarship Program was established by Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, for sons and daughters of active UWUA members. Since its inception in 1961, the program has provided 91 scholarships. The annual competition is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization. NMSC's purposes are to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students and to provide a system of services for corporations, foundations, and other organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships for outstanding students who interest them. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by NMSC. Students must also meet all requirements for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program that are published in the PSAT/NMSQT Official Student Guide, which is updated annually and distributed to students through their high schools.

Award Amount: $500 to $2,000 annually, renewable for four years or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first. Payment of scholarship award money is made directly to the college selected by the student.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 31

Entry forms are available on the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) website. To participate in the program, the student must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the proper high school year. In general, students who spend the usual four years in grades 9 through 12 must take the PSAT/NMSQT when they are in their third year (grade 11/junior year). Students who plan to leave high school a year (or more) early to enroll in college full time should refer to the PSAT/NMSQT Official Student Guide or contact the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) about when to take the test. To enter the competition for UWUA scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2019, children of members who will complete high school and enroll full time in college in 2019 must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of 2018 on the date their school chooses for the administration. Students should make arrangements to take the test with a high school counselor. In addition to taking the test in October, the applicant must file an entry form directly with UWUA by the deadline date and mailed to the address provided. NOTE: A student who does not take the current year's PSAT/NMSQT because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstances (but meets all other participation requirements) may still be able to enter the competition by requesting information about alternate testing.
About Utility Workers Union of America:
Contact Information: Rosanna M. Farley, Office Manager
Address: Scholarship Program, AFL-CIO 815 16th St., N.W. Washington, District of Columbia 20006

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