October 25, 2014

UTUIA now accepting scholarship applications

The UTUIA is now accepting scholarship applications for the UTU/UTUIA Scholarship Program. Information regarding the scholarship and the application process is below.

The application form printed in the January edition of the UTU News is the official scholarship application form and is the only one that will be accepted. If you need an application form, write to the address below, and include your UTU local or UTUIA local unit number.

Deadline

Applications must be received each year by the last business day in March.

Applications

Only one application may be submitted per student. Incomplete, photocopied or duplicate applications will not be accepted.

The application form printed in the traditional print version of the January edition of the UTU News is the official scholarship application form and is the only one that will be accepted. If you need an application form, write to the address below, and include your UTU local or UTUIA local unit number.

UTUIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
24950 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD., STE. 340
NORTH OLMSTED, OH 44070-5333

Distribution

Fifty continuing $500 scholarships are awarded each year upon verification of enrollment for the fall term. The scholarships are prorated according to the number of UTU and UTUIA insurance members in each of nine districts. The 50 new scholarship winners for each academic year will be drawn at UTUIA Headquarters in North Olmsted after the deadline date. A listing of winner for this academic year will be published on this website and in the UTU News after May 1st.

Eligibility

Requirements of a UTUIA scholarship applicant are that he or she be a U.S. citizen, at least a high school senior or equivalent, and age 25 or under.

Effective with the 2012/2013 academic year, applicants must be associated with the UTUIA by either owning a UTUIA insurance policy, or by being the child or grandchild of a current UTUIA policyholder. Scholarship applicants must also be associated with the UTU by belonging to the union, or by being the child or grandchild of an active or lifetime UTU member.

Applicants also must be accepted for admittance or already enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per quarter or semester at a recognized institution of higher learning (university, college or junior college, nursing or technical school offering college credit). Graduate schools are not included. Families of full-time International officers are not eligible.

Previous scholarship winners are exempt from the new UTUIA policyholder connection requirement; they may renew their annual scholarship if otherwise eligible. This exemption is for the renewal of existing scholarships only, and all new applicants must meet the UTUIA and UTU association requirements above.

Awards

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of chance, not grades. A UTUIA scholar, however, is expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record to maintain the scholarship for the full four years.

Administration

The UTUIA Scholarship Committee decides whether individual scholarships should be continued or discontinued. Each successful applicant must provide annual proof of eligibility on or before a deadline set by the scholarship committee to qualify for a continuing award. The day-to-day management of the program is handled by the office of the UTUIA General Secretary and Treasurer.

Invest in the Chance of a Lifetime

The UTUIA Scholarship Program is an open program. All eligible students, regardless of previous grades or future plans that don’t happen to include college, are strongly urged to apply, to take five minutes to invest in the chance of a lifetime, the chance for a better future.

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