In September 1973, United Transportation Union Insurance Association established a scholarship program to benefit the children and grandchildren of UTU/UTUIA members. Fifty continuing $500 scholarships are awarded each year with the goal of providing 200 (50 new and 150 continuing scholarships) each year. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of annual drawings. Over $1.6 million in scholarships has been awarded since inception of the program.
Clearly, the amount provided to each student through the UTUIA Scholarship Program is insufficient to meet the spiraling costs of a college education. The goal of UTUIA is to assist as many students as possible. UTUIA scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, or any other related expenses.
UTUIA scholarship winners will receive the full amount of the award each year for up to four years of undergraduate study as long as a satisfactory academic record is maintained.
UTUIA recipients are enrolled in some of the finest and most prestigious colleges and universities in the world. We are proud of the many achievements of past scholarship winners who have contributed so much to our great nation.
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.
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.
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 SMART Transportation Division association requirements above.
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