2015 Union Plus® Scholarship Program

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Each year, $25,000 is awarded to eligible students through the Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship.

Application deadline: 12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.6 million to students of union families. Over 2,400 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege. The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A., 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.)

Award amounts: $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the fall of 2015. Students may re-apply each year.

Award date: May 31, 2015. During the first week of June 2015 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification.

Eligibility criteria:

•Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (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, 2015.

•Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. •The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

•Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

For additional information log on to unionplus.org and on our npmhu.org web site.