Applications are now open for the 2012 Union Plus Scholarship Program, which provides $150,000 in scholarships to union members, their spouses and dependents.
Union Plus has distributed more than $3.2 million in scholarships to working families since 1991.
Applicants are required to demonstrate academic ability and submit essays of no more than 500 words describing their career goals, detailing their relationship with the labor movement and explaining why they are deserving of a union scholarship.
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. Graduate school students are also eligible for Union Plus Scholarships. There is no requirement to have participated in any Union Plus program in order to apply.
This year’s application is entirely online—allowing students to complete their application over time and save their responses. The application deadline is January 31, 2012.
Visit www.UnionPlus.org/Education for applications and benefit eligibility.