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. 

 [2015 APWU Scholarship Brochure - PDF]

How to Apply

March 16, 2015 is the deadline for the APWU to receive completed applications.

[Click here to download the 2015 E.C. Hallbeck Scholarship rules and application form - PDF].

[Click here to download the 2015 Vocational Scholarship rules and application form - PDF]

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

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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