Scholarships & College Programs

Fulfill Your College Goals

College goals can be expensive. SEIU International offers a free college program and affordable options with low-cost tuition for members and their families.

SEIU 521 and APALA 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.

Become a member today to enjoy these benefits, and more!

Free College Benefit

Spread the word at your worksite!
English | Spanish

Union Plus Scholarship

The 2019 Union Plus Scholarship application is now open. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019
More information and application.

Union Plus also offers a free college program.
Click here for more information.

SEIU College Benefits

Earn your College Associate Degree of Certificate online for free.

With the SEIU Free College Benefit, eligible SEIU members and their families can earn an Associate Degree or Certificate online without having to pay for tuition, fees or e-books. Find out more here.

Flyers: English | Spanish

Making college affordable and convenient for every SEIU Member!

SEIU has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University to offer the College for America programs to our members, with low-cost tuition. Find out more here.

APALA Caucus Scholarship

APALA scholarships are open to SEIU 521 APALA Caucus members in good standing and/or their children.

Applications now closed; come back in 2019.


SEIU Local 521 Scholarship

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.

Membership must be for one continuous year 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.

Applications now closed; come back in December 2018.

For more information about the SEIU Local 521 Clarence Dodge Scholarship, please email

Comments are closed.