"UTUIA has been a real blessing to me, and I am truly grateful for the good service I have received."
- Keith B.
Fifty continuing $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded each year upon verification of enrollment for the fall term. The scholarships are prorated according to the number of SMART Transportation Division members in each of nine districts. The names of the 50 scholarship winners for the academic year 2017/2018will be drawn at UTUIA headquarters in North Olmsted after the March 31 deadline for submission of applications.
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.
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 SMART Transportation Division by belonging to the union, or by being the child or grandchild of an active or lifetime SMART Transportation Division 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 SMART Transportation Division officers are not eligible.
Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2017. Please submit only one application per student. Incomplete or duplicate applications will not be accepted.
The application form is only available at www.utuia.org by clicking on ‘scholarship information’ and ‘scholarship application.’
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of chance, not grades. A UTUIA scholar, however, is expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record to keep the scholarship for the full four years.
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 Secretary & Treasurer.
Further questions may be directed to Beth Thomas by calling (216) 227-5254, or by emailing “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Visit www.utuia.org for full details and official rules.