Application deadline Jan. 31, 2012, for $150,000 in awards
Washington, DC-Applications are now open for the 2012 Union Plus Scholarship Program, which provides $150,000 in scholarships to union members, their spouses and dependents.
To apply, visit UnionPlus.org/Education. 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.
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. There is no requirement to have participated in any Union Plus program in order to apply.
Since 1991, Union Plus has distributed more than $3.2 million in scholarships to working families.
In addition to the Union Plus Scholarships, the following benefits help union families afford higher education:
•Scholarships to help union members and leaders finish their degrees with an affordable, flexible and convenient online program at the National Labor College.
•Discounts of 15 percent to 60 percent on college and graduate school test preparation courses from The Princeton Review. Includes classroom, online and private tutoring for the SA®, AC®, GMA®, LSA®, GRE® and MCA ®as well as college affordability and admissions online courses. Visit UnionPlus.org/CollegePrep or call 1-888-2437737.