Union Plus Scholarship


Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.4 million to students of union families. Over 3,800 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

Award amounts:  $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2024. Students may re-apply each year.

Award date:  May 31, 2024. During the first week of June 2024 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, 2024.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • 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 2024 – 2025 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

To apply, click Union.