Time is running out for Ohio Council 8 members to apply for AFSCME/Union Plus scholarships. Ranging from $500 to $4,000 the grants are available for union members and their children. But act fact, the 2016 Union Plus Scholarship application deadline is Sunday, January 31, 2016. You can apply on-line using this link. (You do not have to apply for a Union Plus credit to apply)
How does the Union Plus Scholarship Program work?Evaluation criteria:
This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
The required essays can account for up to half your total score.
Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.
Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31, 2016. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Scholarship Award Amounts:
Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2015. Students may re-apply each year.
The Scholarship Committee will determine recipients of scholarship awards by May 31 each year.