Union Plus Scholarship

January 31, 2016
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High school seniors, college and graduate students.

The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. To be eligible you must the child of a union member or a union member (click here to see participating unions).

You will be asked to write an essay of approximately 500 words with your career goals, aspirations and community service.  In addition, describe your relationship with the union and the labor movement, how it has personally affected your life, and explain why you believe you are a good choice for a union scholarship.

You will also be required to submit one letter of reference from a teacher or other adult who is familiar with your achievements and abilities.

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  • Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). 
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Scholarship applications are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.

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