03/29/2017 - The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period) and vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) has been extended to May 31, 2017, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced.
About APWU Scholarships
There’s a scholarship with your high school senior’s name on it! Apply today!
E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship
The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. The Hallbeck Scholarship provides financial assistance to one male and one female recipient from each of five regions: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southern, and Western. Hallbeck Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college or university, and must maintain a “B” average (or “Pass” if on a “Pass/Fail” system).
Five Vocational Scholarship winners receive up to $3,000 to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial, or vocational school. Vocational Scholarships are awarded to recipients selected from five regions. Recipients must attend an accredited community college or vocational school, and must maintain a “B” average (or “Pass” if on a “Pass/Fail” system), or a positive evaluation from a counselor or instructor. Other fields include 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.
Best Essay Award
One “Best Essay” winner is selected from the applicant pool to receive a one-time $2,000 award towards his or her four-year college tuition.
The scholarships are open only to high school seniors. Applicants may apply for only either Hallbeck or Vocational, not both.
Applicants must be a child, grandchild, stepchild, or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member. Proof of membership required for deceased members.
How to Apply
March 31, 2017 is the deadline for the APWU to receive completed applications.
2016 Scholarship Winners
Click here [PDF] to read about the 2016 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.
11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The end of 2016 is a good time to reflect on what happened earlier this year, but it is also a good time to plan for 2017. Planning your chores for the upcoming year should include:
09/01/2016 - The APWU proudly presents the winners of three scholarship programs: The E.C.Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2016.
09/01/2015 - The APWU proudly presents the winners of three scholarship programs: The E.C.Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2015.
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.