November 29, 2015

Creighton plans program to help laid off UP workers

Creighton University is developing a program to aid those who will lose their jobs in the wake of ConAgra’s recent announcement that it will slash expenses by eliminating salaried positions and relocating its global headquarters from Omaha to Chicago. ConAgra announced Thursday that it would uproot its Omaha headquarters next year. About 1,000 people are expected [...]

Union Plus scholarship deadline Jan. 31

The Union Plus Scholarship Program is once again offering up scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to help union members and their children attend college. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall each year and students may re-apply every year that they are enrolled in school. The deadline to apply for [...]

PSU alumnus creates scholarship for rail program

A Penn State alumnus has created a scholarship that will support students enrolled in the college’s rail transportation engineering (RTE) program, a groundbreaking academic initiative designed to prepare students for placement and career advancement within the rail industry. Gerhard Thelen’s scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona will be given to a student who is a [...]

AFL-CIO and Union Privilege offer scholarship

The AFL-CIO and Union Privilege (also known as Union Plus) announced today they have partnered together to offer students a chance to win scholarships commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They will award 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to high school seniors to help pay for college costs. To [...]