If you have a child going to college, or you or your spouse plans to go to upgrade skills, Union Plus has a scholarship program to help. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31. Last year $150,000 was awarded to 106 union families.
The program awards range from $500 to $4,000 for the Fall 2018 semester.
They are available to union members, their spouses and dependent children of unions that are participating in any Union Plus program. Individuals must be accepted into an accredited college or university, community college or recognized technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.
Members do not have to purchase any Union Plus program product or participate in any Union Plus program to apply.
To apply go to: unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships.
The Union Plus Education Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million in scholarships to students of union families. Over 2,800 union families have benefited from Union Plus' commitment to higher education.
This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators