OPEIU is pleased to offer three scholarships for members and their families:
Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Twelve full-time higher education scholarships of $6,500 and seven part-time scholarships of $2,650 for OPEIU members in good standing, associate members and their children.
John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship Fund
Ten scholarships of $3,250 for OPEIU members or associate members who have been members for two or more years and who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the following areas of study:
- Labor Studies
- Industrial Relations
- Union Leadership and Administration
- Programs Sponsored by the National Labor College
Student Debt Reduction Program
OPEIU is pleased to offer a new OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program to help members repay their student debt. The fund will provide five awards of $2,500 each year. A member can be awarded only once in a lifetime, and must have completed an associate or undergraduate degree. They must also have at least $10,000 in student debt and be able to prove their account is current. Application acceptance begins April 1, and the deadline for all submissions is June 30.
Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Scholarship Fund “Summer Camp”
Twenty scholarships for children, between the ages of 13 and 16 only, of OPEIU members or associate members.
The one-week summer camp is held in July and teaches children about the labor movement and the importance of collective representation, while providing fun summer activities such as camping, boating and swimming.
All rules and regulations, as well as applications for OPEIU scholarships can be obtained from the OPEIU website at www.opeiu.org. Click on Member Resources/OPEIU Membership Benefits link.
Union Privilege Scholarships
OPEIU members are also eligible to receive AFL-CIO Union Privilege Scholarships, and can learn more by visiting www.unionplus.org.
*OPEIU soon will be restructuring some scholarships to be designated for student debt relief. Updates will be provided in the White Collar and at www.opeiu.org.