2016 Union Plus® Scholarship Program
 /  News & Updates / Scholarship / 2016 Union Plus® Scholarship Program

2016 Union Plus® Scholarship Program

The 2016 online scholarship application is now open.
For information go to

Application deadline:  12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Saturday, January 31, 2016.

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.7 million to students of union families. Over 2,500 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 2016.  Students may re-apply each year.

Award date:  May 31, 2016. During the first week of June 2016 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, 2016.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and 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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Contact Info

If you are an employee of Pasco County Schools and not already a member of USEP, consider joining today! Members are eligible for a wide range of benefits through our affiliates and benefit partners. USEP also provides members with professional development opportunities and representation for member issues.