Union Plus Scholarship
The application deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship was Jan. 31st, 2021. Click here for more information. If you have submitted an application, please see below for for information about the award date and notifications to scholarshipÂ recipients.
Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 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 2021. Students may re-apply each year.
Award date: May 31, 2021. During the first week of June 2020 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, 2021.
- 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.Â Awards must be used for the 2021 – 2022 school year.
- Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Isaiah’s Award was created to honor the exceptional life of Isaiah C., a beloved child, fostered and adopted by a current, long-time employee of Union Plus. Isaiah was a smart, talented, spiritual, generous and kind young man. It is our wish that his gentle spirit live on, in part, through this namesake scholarship.
Applicants for Isaiah’s Award must have a special connection to the foster care system, and will be asked in their application to describe their personal, employment, volunteer experiences, or career goals related to the foster care system.