Time is running out to apply for the 2015 Union Plus college scholarship program for union members and their children. Applications must be submitted by noon Eastern time on Jan. 31. Since 1992, the program has awarded more than $3.6 million to students of more than 2,400 working families. The awards will range from $500 to $4,000 and are for study beginning in the fall each year. Students may re-apply each year.
The scholarships are competitive and the judges will evaluate required essays (which can account for half of the total score), academic ability, appreciation of labor, social awareness and financial need. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is recommended.