October 25, 2014

Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union Scholarship Information

The Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union Scholarship Fund Board will award a minimum of eight (8) four-year scholarships of $1,000 each school year. Our scholarship program allows a portion of Auxiliary funds to be preserved for the future education of families of Auxiliary members.

Eligibility

Scholarships are awarded to applicants drawn from a pool that includes children, stepchildren, grandchildren and step-grandchildren of living UTU Auxiliary members in good standing. When applying for scholarship, the Auxiliary member must have been a member for at least one year as of March 31 in the year of the scholarship application and maintain membership throughout the duration of the scholarship award.

Scholarship Requirements

All Auxiliary scholarship applicants must be accepted for admittance or already enrolled for 12 credit hours or more, per semester or quarter, in a two-or four-year accredited college or university. The applicant must maintain a minimum yearly 2.0 grade point average throughout the scholarship period. Renewal of the scholarship in a second, third or fourth year (continuous) is predicated upon proper enrollment and achievement of a yearly grade point average of no less than 2.0. Proper document of enrollment and grade point average from the college or university (by official school transcript) is required by the scholarship fund in advance of the future distributions of the scholarship in years two, three and four. If the recipient does not meet these criteria or otherwise fails or refuses to provide documentary Proof of Enrollment and grade point average, the scholarship payment (which goes directly to the college or university) will not be made. The scholarship will continue for each winner as long as the criteria is maintained but will not exceed four continuous years. Anyone over the age of 25 is not eligible.

Awards

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of chance, not grades. An Auxiliary of the UTU scholar is expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record to keep the scholarship for the four continuous years.

Application Period

Applications are available upon request from January 1 through March 15. All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31. The scholarship will be for the fall term of the same year. Only one application per applicant will be accepted.

Applications

Applications are available to auxiliary members upon request from January 1 through March 15. Send the following information:

  • Your Auxiliary Lodge number
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your city, state and ZIP code + 4
  • Your telephone number and e-mail address.

Send to:

Geralyn Gardner, Secretary
Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship Fund Board
5485 Edmonds Road
Bellevue, OH 44811-9711
Phone: (419) 217-5492
Email: geralyngrdnr@yahoo.com

Photocopies and faxes of the application form will NOT be honored. To be accepted, the completed application MUST be postmarked on or before March 31.

Drawings

Drawings for all eligible applicants will be held in April for the fall term of the same year. The results of the drawing will be listed in the Auxiliary Newsletter and on the UTU Web site under the UTU Auxiliary link. Only winners will be notified by mail.

Supervision

The Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship Fund Board will be in charge of overseeing the scholarship program. More details may be obtained by contacting:

Carol Menges, President
Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship Fund Board
3617 Schott Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101-9026
Phone: (573) 353-0469
Email: utuauxscholarship@gmail.com 

Funding

Monies to cover the scholarship were initially begun with over $1,100 generated from a raffle held at the Eighth International Auxiliary Convention held in St. Louis, Mo., September 2002.

The scholarship fund is maintained through interest, donations from subordinate lodges, fundraisers and personal donations from any interested persons.

All checks should be made payable to: “Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship Fund Board.”

Send donations to:

Patricia England, Treasurer
Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship Fund Board
2153 N Hwy 99
Emporia, KS 66801-8101
Phone: (620) 342-8870
Email: pe08chopper@gmail.com