All Guild members and their families are eligible to apply for two college scholarships.
The Communications Workers of America, the Guild’s parent union, offers one while the AFL-CIO’s Union Plus program sponsors the other.
The deadline for a Union Plus Scholarship is Jan. 31, so time is short. The program grants one-time cash awards of $500 to $4,000 to eligible undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. learning institutions for the 2015-2016 school year. Continuous union membership of at least one full year as of May 31, 2015 is required. For details and an online application, click here.
The CWA’s Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship program is offering 15 partial college scholarships of $3,000 each for undergraduate and graduate students in the 2015-2016 school year. Winners also get second-year scholarships upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. The application deadline is April 30. For more information and an online application form, click here.