2017 Scholarships

Fulfill Your College Goals

College goals can be expensive. SEIU Local 521 and Union Plus award yearly college scholarship opportunities that enable members and their children to pursue their educational goals at colleges, universities, labor study programs and technical schools. Apply before March 31, 2017 for SEIU Local 521 scholarships.

SEIU Local 521 Scholarship

Membership must be for three continuous years as of September 1, 2017. Graduate students are not eligible. All scholarships must be for the academic year(s) awarded. Scholarships will be granted without regard to the sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability of any applicant. Officers and employees of the International Union and their children are not eligible. Scholarships are limited to one per household.

Clarence Dodge Scholarship
This scholarship is named after Legacy SEIU Local 715’s first president, Clarence Dodge, and provides 10 winners with $1,500 each for their first year of study.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2017. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Click here for the application (PDF).

For more information about the SEIU Local 521 Clarence Dodge scholarship, please email scholarship@seiu521.org.

NOTE: We do not have the Keith Garvey scholarship at this time. 

Print and distribute flyer about scholarship opportunities (PDF).

Union Plus

Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2017. The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2017-2018 school year. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Award Amounts: Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2017. Students may re-apply each year.

Application Timeline: The application is now closed. Check back in mid-June for next year’s application.
More information and application.

Union Plus also offers education discounts, education financing and student loans:

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