Thursday, May 22, 2008

Scholarships for Union Education

Union Plus is offering diversity scholarships of up to $3000 for female and/or minority union members to pursue union-related education or training. The application requires an essay and a sealed personal recommendation, in addition to the application form. The eligibility requirements listed on the application form are:

  1. CURRENT UNION MEMBER of a union participating in any Union Plus program. Member does not have to purchase any Union Plus products or participate in any Union Plus program to apply.
  2. Applied toward the completion of an accredited degree, coursework or seminar at an accredited educational institution (college, university, community college, recognized technical or trade school). Note: Verification of acceptance/attendance at an accredited institution may be required prior to award being sent.
  3. Awards must be used within 12 months of the award date.
  4. Applicant must be female and/or a member of a racial/ethnic minority, defined as American Indian or Alaskan, Asian or Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or Multi-racial.
  5. Applications must be postmarked by May 30, 2008 in order to be considered.
CSUEU is SEIU Local 2579; as SEIU members, CSUEU members are eligible for this and other Union Plus programs.


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