Unions help working families fulfill their dreams in many different ways. At SEIU, this includes yearly college scholarship opportunities. Through five different scholarship programs, SEIU award members and their children to pursue their educational goals at colleges, universities, labor study programs and technical schools.
General Eligibility Criteria
- SEIU scholarships are open to SEIU members or their children. The Bonnie Ladin Scholarship is also open to local union staff.
- Membership must be for three continuous years as of Sept. 1, 2014.
- Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability of any applicant.
- All awards must be for the academic year(s) awarded.
- Graduate students are not eligible.
- Officers and employees of the International union and their children are not eligible.
- Scholarship awards are limited to one per household.
General Application Instructions
- Applications are available starting Dec. 2, 2013.
- Applications should be filed online. Please see the individual scholarship information below for instructions. Applications can also be mailed to SEIU (name of scholarship), ISTS, 1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 800, Nashville, TN 37217.
- Applications must be postmarked or filed online by midnight March 3, 2014.
- Winners will be notified in late spring and announced on www.seiu.org.
SEIU awards 53 scholarships each year
SEIU’s Lottery Scholarships
$1000 Scholarships (Renewable)
(To apply online, go to https://aim.applyists.net/SEIU)
Program Key: SEIU (for lottery)
There are 15 $1,000 scholarships available in annual installments for up to four years.
$1,500 Scholarships (Nonrenewable)
(To apply online, go to https://aim.applyists.net/seiu.)
There are 33 $1,500 scholarships; these are nonrenewable, one-time awards.
SEIU Competitive Scholarships
Moe Foner Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts
(To apply online, go to https://aim.applyists.net/MF)
Program Key: MF (for Moe Foner)
Jesse Jackson Scholarship
(To apply online, go to https://aim.applyists.net/JJ)
Program Key: JJ (for Jesse Jackson)
The Bonnie Ladin Scholarship
(To apply online, go to https://www.nlc.edu/scholarships.html)
Nora Piore Scholarship
(To apply online, go to https://aim.applyists.net/NP)
Program Key: NP (for Nora Piore)
Application information is also available at www.seiu.org.