Union Plus Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$2,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Union Plus

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 100 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a member, spouse of a member, or dependent child of a member in a union that is participating in any Union Plus program. The member must have a one-year or more continous good membership standing.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, or technical or trade school to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.

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

Description: This award is for a U.S. undergraduate and graduate student who is a a member, spouse of a member, or dependent child of a member in a union that is participating in any Union Plus program. The applicant must be accepted into a college, university, or trade program at time of application.

Application requirements for the Union Plus Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Union verification form
Additional Information: Awards will be based on academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Applications will be judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators. Students selected to received a scholarship will be sent notification in early June.

Award Amount: $500 to $4,000 annually, non-renewable. This award is to be used by the recipient starting the fall term.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Applications are available online on the Union Privilege website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a sealed letter of reference from a teacher or other adult who is familiar with the student's achievements and abilities (the applicant should instruct his/her reference to sign his/her name across the seal of the envelope); an essay of 500 words or less describing the applicant's career goals and aspirations, highlighting his/her relationship with the union and the labor movement, and explaining why he/she deserves a union scholarship; and a union verification form signed by an officer of the member's local union. Applications must be completed online by the deadline date.
Contact: Tom Chiancone
Address: 1100 1st Street, NE Suite 850 Washington, District of Columbia 20002

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