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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).

Vocational Scholarship
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.

 [2017 APWU Scholarship Brochure - PDF]

How to Apply

March 31, 2017 is the deadline for the APWU to receive completed applications.

[Click here to download the 2017 E.C. Hallbeck Scholarship rules and application form - PDF].

[Click here to download the 2017 Vocational Scholarship rules and application form - PDF]

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.

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