APWU Family Members Awarded 2020 Union Plus Scholarships

January 11, 2021

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(This article first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

In 2020, five students from APWU families were awarded Union Plus scholarships. In total, Union Plus awarded scholarships to over 215 students representing 43 different unions.

The Union Plus Scholarship program first began in 1991, with Union Plus awarding over $300,000 total in scholarships this year.

APWU Winners

  • Emilee Breitner of Ida, MI whose father, Jeffrey Breitner, is a member of the Toledo Area Local (OH).
  • Haylee Buck of Colcord, OK whose mother, Diane Buck, is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Area Local.
  • Summer Heckert of Smithville, MO, whose father, Michael Heckert, is a member of the Greater Kansas City Metro Area Local.
  • Rachel Rothman of Longwood, FL, whose father, Reuben Rothman, is a member of the Central Florida Area Local.
  • Anabel Varghese of Grand Rapids, MI, whose mother, Smitha Varghese, is a member of the Western Michigan Area Local.

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