Some 121 union members and union family members have been awarded $150,000 in scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000, by the 2010 Union Plus Scholarship Program. Says Union Plus President Leslie Tolf:
“During these challenging economic times, with college tuition rising and many working families struggling just to get by, we’re pleased to be helping some of the labor movement’s most promising students achieve their college dreams.”
Since the scholarship program began in 1991, Union Plus has awarded $3 million in educational funding to more than 1,900 union members, spouses and children.
The awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school or a recognized technical or trade school. Continue reading