04/25/2013 - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, during which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, the AFL-CIO and Union Plus are offering scholarships to help graduating high school seniors attend college.
About APWU Scholarships
The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship will award $8000 ($2000 annually) to ten recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to apply towards their four-year college tuition.
Vocational Scholarship winners will receive up to $3,000 for specialized training in such fields as culinary arts, medical or dental assistant, electrician, real estate, auto mechanic, certified IT/computer education, cosmetology, or massage therapy, etc. Eligible programs can be of a nine-month to three-year duration.
The scholarships are open only to high school seniors. Applicants may apply for only either Hallbeck or Vocational, not both.
How to Apply
March 16, 2015 is the deadline for the APWU to receive completed applications.
2014 Scholarship Winners
Click here [PDF] to read about the 2014 APWU scholarship winners.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Union Plus also sponsors a scholarship program. The Union Plus Scholarship Program, created by the AFL-CIO, has awarded nearly $2 million to union members and their families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education at colleges or trade and technical schools. Their awards range from $500 to $4,000. All applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. For more information, visit www.unionplus.org/scholarships.
In addition, Union Plus sponsors scholarships for union members to enroll in the National Labor College.
Union Plus also offers a free Scholarship Search, with a database of more than 3,700 scholarships worth over $3.1 billion.