·  by Jennifer Wright Dorr   ·  Union Privilege

Union Plus Scholarship Applications Now Available

Application deadline Jan. 31, 2011, for $150,000 in awards

Washington, DC— Applications are available for the 2011 Union Plus Scholarship Program, which provides $150,000 in scholarships to union members, their spouses and dependants.

To download the application, visit UnionPlus.org/Scholarships. Or, send a postcard with your name, return address, telephone number and international union name to: Union Plus Education Foundation, c/o Union Privilege, P.O. Box 34800, Washington, DC 20043-4800. The application deadline is January 31, 2011.

Union members, their spouses and dependent children are eligible to apply for scholarships. You do not need to participate in a Union Plus program in order to be eligible.

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship program has provided more than $2.8 million to help fulfill the educational dreams of students across the nation. Union Plus Scholarship awards are presented annually.

In 2010, 121 students were awarded a total of $150,000 in scholarships from the Union Plus Scholarship program, which is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation with funding from HSBC, the issuer of the Union Plus Credit Card.

How the Scholarship Program Works

In addition to demonstrating academic ability, applicants are required to submit essays of no more than 500 words describing their career goals, detailing their relationship with the union 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.

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