Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship, awarded annually to union members and their families, including those in AFSCME. The deadline is just weeks away –Tuesday, Jan. 31, at noon (ET).
Sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation, the Union Plus Scholarship program offers eligible applicants from AFSCME and other unions a way to defray the rising cost of higher education. During the past 25 years, over $4 million in scholarships have been awarded to students from more than 2,700 working families.
To learn more and apply, click here. Go here to learn about the eligibility criteria.
Scholarships are one-time cash awards ranging from $500 to $4,000. Students may re-apply annually. Scholarships offered for study starting this fall will be announced May 31 and recipients will be notified by postal mail during the first week of June. All applicants also will be notified via email.
Don’t delay. There are just a few weeks left.
Those who apply for Union Plus scholarships are also eligible to apply for a Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship, honoring the legacy of McEntee, AFSCME’s president from 1981 until 2012. Under his leadership, AFSCME grew from 960,000 members to 1.6 million.
The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best exemplifies McEntee’s commitment to growing stronger by joining together, building political power for working families, defending workers’ rights and supporting public services. It is a one-time award of $5,000 and may not be awarded twice to the same member.
The Union Plus scholarship application serves as the application for the McEntee scholarship. Information about the McEntee award can be found here. McEntee scholarship applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2017.
Winners will be announced May 31, 2017. Read about the 2016 winner here.