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National Postal Mail Handlers Union A Division of LIUNA (AFL-CIO)

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2020 Union Plus Scholarship

Application deadline: 12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Thursday, January 31, 2020.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. More than 3,000 families have benefited so far. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000 and are for study beginning in the fall of 2020. Current and retired union members, as well as their spouses and dependent children, are eligible to apply. The application is due Jan. 31, 2020. To learn more and apply, visit unionplus.org/scholarship.

Over 3,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) See eligibility in the tab below.

 

Eligibility

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year. See more details on eligibility in the tab below.

 

Evaluation Criteria

 

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

 

Application Timeline

 

Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31st of the scholarship year. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

 

Scholarship Award Amounts

 

Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2020. Students may re-apply each year.

New and returning applicants Click here to create a new application or to login.


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