Union Plus, APWU Scholarship Application Deadlines Near

January 25, 2010

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Union members with children who will be graduating from high school this year are reminded that the application deadline for Union Plus scholarships is Saturday, Jan. 30.

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program, created by the AFL-CIO, has awarded over $2.4 million to union members and their families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education at colleges or trade and technical schools. Their awards range from $500 to $4,000. For applications and more information, visit http://www.unionplus.org/scholarships.

In addition, Union Plus sponsors the National Labor College Scholarship, which awards grants to union members who attend the National Labor College at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, MD. Union Plus also offers a free Scholarship Search, with a database of more than 3,700 scholarships worth over $3.1 billion.

APWU Scholarships

In 2010 the APWU will award 15 scholarships — 10 academic scholarships and five vocational scholarships — to the children or grandchildren of APWU members, with payment made on behalf of the students to their educational institutions. March 15 is the deadline for both programs.

The APWU E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship program will award $6,000 ($1,500 annually) to 10 recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to help pay for their four-year college tuition.

Vocational Scholarship winners will receive up to $3,000 ($1,000 annually) for specialized training in such fields as culinary arts, medical or dental assistant, electrician, real estate, auto mechanic, certified IT/computer education, cosmetology, or massage therapy, etc. Eligible programs can be of a nine-month to three-year duration.

APWU scholarships are open only to high school seniors.


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