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Union Plus Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation, is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a technical college or trade school. The parents or guardians of the students must be union members.

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.8 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their secondary education. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of unions participating in any of the Union Plus programs. Members are not required to purchase any Union Plus products or participate in any Union Plus program to apply.

The amount of the award ranges from $500 to $4,000.  This is a competitive one-time cash award sent to individual winners for undergraduate study beginning in the fall of the same year.

Winners are chosen based on academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need.  Applications are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.

The entry deadline is usually the end of January of any given year.


The 2016 Union Plus Scholarship application is now available. Click the link below to apply online.

Apply online now!

Applicaton deadine:  January 31, 2016, 12pm ET

Scholarship Award Amounts: Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall each year. Students may re-apply each year.

View the 2015 Union Plus Scholarship Winners.


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