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USEP Scholarships


Instructional Scholarship Award

Details for the 2019-2020 USEP Instructional Scholarship will be coming soon.


School Related Personnel Scholarship Award

Details for the 2019-2020 USEP SRP Scholarship will be coming soon.


USEP Postsecondary Scholarship Award

Details for the 2019-2020 USEP Postsecondary Scholarship will be coming soon.



Affiliate Scholarships

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 for the Union Plus Scholarship is Jan. 31st, 2019. Click here to start a new application or complete an existing application. 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 2019.  Students may re-apply each year.

Award date:  May 31, 2019. During the first week of June 2019 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, 2019.
  • 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 2019 – 2020 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 application window is Dec. 1st, 2018, until March 31st, 2019. All scholarship winners will be notified by June 30th, 2019.

Click here to view eligibility requirements and more information about the scholarship program.

The link to apply for the Robert G. Porter Scholarship shall be posted when it becomes available.

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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.