The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania

Information for the Thomas Shortman Training Fund Scholarship

Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be available November 1st, 2013. The deadline for application submissions is January 15, 2014.

Click here for eligibility requirements, and click here to apply for a Scholarship online

2012 Scholarship Award Winners

2012 Scholarship Award Winners

Each year, a limited number of scholarships are granted to employees and their eligible dependents who apply for and meet the requirements for an award. The Scholarship Awards Program helps pay for undergraduate and graduate college studies as follows:

  • Undergraduate college scholarships may be awarded to high school graduates (including those who have passed the GED exam) who have been accepted by a four-year college or university. This money can be used to help pay tuition, room and board, and book costs for fulltime study at any accredited four-year college or university. Full-time study means you or your eligible dependent are enrolled full-time as determined by the college or university attended. Each undergraduate scholarship is worth up to $5,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study ($20,000 maximum scholarship), and is paid directly in equal parts to the college or university each semester that the student proves full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing.
  • Graduate school scholarships are available to candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree who have been accepted by a program offering advanced degrees. This scholarship can be used to help pay tuition, room and board, and book costs for full-time study at any accredited graduate school. Each graduate school scholarship is worth up to $8,000 per year for up to four years of graduate study ($32,000 maximum scholarship), and is paid directly in equal parts to the college or university each semester that the student proves full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Click here for eligibility requirements, and click here to apply for a Scholarship online