Instructional Scholarship Award
USEP Instructional members who are seeking an advanced degree in Education or Labor Relations are eligible to receive a $1000 grant award for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2018.
Download the USEP Instructional Scholarship Application
School Related Personnel Scholarship Award
USEP SRP members who are seeking an advanced degree in Education or Labor Relations are eligible to receive a $1000 grant award for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2018.
Download the USEP SRP Scholarship Application
USEP Postsecondary Scholarship Award
High school seniors whose parents or guardians are USEP members may be eligible for a $1000 grant award to any accredited community college, university, college, or technical trade school, providing that they have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA, are active in a variety of activities, and demonstrate recognizable leadership. Two scholarships will be awarded. The deadline is to apply is April 19, 2018.
Download the USEP Postsecondary Scholarship Application
One of the many benefits of USEP membership is the availability of scholarships from its affiliates. Check out the websites listed below to download applications and specific eligibility information or call the USEP office. All scholarships require the applicant to be either a dependent of a member or a member in good standing of USEP. Click here to view the list of affiliate scholarships.
Union Plus Scholarship
The application deadline (Jan. 31, 2018) for the Union Plus Scholarship has passed. If you have submitted an application, please see below for for information about the award date and notifications to scholarship recipients.
Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of union families. Over 2,800 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 2018. Students may re-apply each year.
Award date: May 31, 2018. During the first week of June 2018 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification.
- 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, 2018.
- 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 2018 – 2019 school year.
- Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Robert G. Porter Scholarship
A mix of national AFT contributions and voluntary contributions from AFT affiliates, members and friends make the scholars program possible for two purposes: to encourage members in good standing to learn more about labor or further their own career, and to support members’ dependents who wish to pursue a career in labor, education, health care or government service.
This program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.
The deadline to apply has been extended to March 31st, 2018.
Click here to view eligibility requirements and more information about the scholarship program.
Click here to apply for the Robert G. Porter Scholarship.