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Apply Now: 2018 Union Plus Scholarship Program

Each year, Union Plus awards scholarships to students from union families across the country. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $500 to $4,000, and students may reapply each year. Last year, UAW members and their children were awarded thousands of dollars to help them continue their education through the Union Plus Scholarship program. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded $4.2 million in educational funding to more than 2,800 union members, spouses and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to ... Read more

Union Plus Scholarships provide the keys for immigrant families to unlock the American Dream

Immigrants who have come to our country in search of better opportunities have been the economic backbone of America for well over a century. In the face of a difficult job market for many immigrants, their keys to the American Dream may not be readily available. Nowhere is this truer than with non-union jobs, which typically offer lower pay, limited benefits, and virtually no job security. In a new country with little knowledge of the labor market, these work conditions make immigrants more vulnerable to worker exploitation, sometimes with heartbreaking results. However, immigrants in unionized jobs are much closer to ... Read more

Apply Now: Union Plus Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship Program, now in its 25th year, awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need and commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. Last year, UAW members and their children were awarded thousands of dollars to help them continue their education through the Union Plus Scholarship program. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded more than $4 million in educational funding to more than 2,700 union members, spouses and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a ... Read more

Union front: UAW Member, Family Members Awarded 2016 Union Plus Scholarships

Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 104 students representing 32 unions, including eight winners representing the United Automobile Workers (UAW). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 32 states. The UAW winners are: Alexandra Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Arenz, whose father, Terry Arenz, is a member of UAW Local 833, has been awarded a $500 scholarship. Austin Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Arenz, whose father, Terry Arenz, is a member of UAW Local 833, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship. Margaret Buchele of Toledo, Ohio. ... Read more

ATTENTION UAW FAMILIES: The Union plus Scholarship Deadline is January 31, 2016

In the past 23 years, union members and their children have received over $3.7 million from the Union Plus Scholarship Program. With over 100 students benefitting every year, you and your loved ones do not want to miss the deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016. Those who are eligible include: UAW members, Spouses of UAW members, And children of union members. Click here to apply today! Click here to spread the word on Facebook! Union members looking to save on higher education also have access to these great benefits: Test Prep Discounts from The Princeton Review – Save 15% – 60% ... Read more