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Scholarship Opportunities for AMLU Members

How does the Union Plus Scholarship Program work?

Evaluation criteria:

The scholarship program is open to students attending or planning to attend a college or university, a community college, or a technical college or trade school.

Applicants for scholarships are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

Scholarship applications are judged by a committee of impartial post secondary educators. Applications are first reviewed by a panel of independent career professionals. Semi-finalists are chosen based on a point scale, and their applications are then provided to judges for further review and selection of finalists and awards.

Applicants wishing to receive confirmation of receipt of their applications may send a self-addressed, stamped postcard along with their application.

Program judges include representatives from the American Association of Community Colleges, the United Negro College Fund, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Scholarship award amounts: The amount of the award ranges from $500 - $4,000. This is a one-time cash award sent to individual winners for study beginning in the fall of the same year.

Notification to winners:

Due to the large number of applicants that we receive, we can ONLY notify winners by mail about their selection as Union Plus Scholarship recipients on May 31 each year. Winners should receive their award letters within the first two weeks of June. Union Privilege will not be able to advise applicants on the status of their applications.

Applicants wishing to receive confirmation of receipt of their applications may send a self-addressed, stamped postcard along with their application.

All applicants should note that the Union Plus Scholarship program is very competitive. Even students who have a stellar background may not be selected due to the number of superb applications Union Plus receives each year.