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Union Plus Scholarship Deadline is January 31st: Have you applied?

January 21, 2015

money-for-collegeWith the deadline to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship quickly approaching, now is the time to complete your application online. It could add up to $4,000 to your college fund.

Deadline to apply is Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST.


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 to apply for this scholarship. Get more details about eligibility.

Scholarship Amounts

Union Plus Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $500 to $4,000. These are one-time cash awards for study beginning in the fall of 2015. This money can be used for tuition and fees, books, room and board, and for other education-related expenses. Students may re-apply each year.

Essays and Reference Letter

Be sure to start your application today so you have plenty of time to complete these important sections before the deadline:

Letter of Reference -- from a teacher or other adult familiar with your achievements and abilities.

Two Essays -- each approximately 350 words, for the essay questions below.

Program Sponsorship

This scholarship program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation sponsored by Union Privilege. The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A., provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.

2014 Scholarship Winners

Take a look at this list of impressive 2014 Union Plus Scholarship winners. In 2014, 116 union members and family members were awarded a total of $150,000 in scholarship money as part of this 22-year old program.

Apply now. Deadline is January 31st, 2015, at noon EST.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by postal mail during the first week of June 2015. All applicants will be sent email notification.