We are pleased to announce that the United Association Scholarship Trust Fund is gearing up for the 2019/2020 academic year scholarship awards. Up to 112 scholarships totaling as much as $222,000 will be awarded this year, including 106 for students pursuing undergraduate studies and up to six for students pursuing graduate studies. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 each. Generally, dependents of UA members who are pursing a post-high school education at an accredited college or university may apply for a scholarship (please see eligibility requirements and award criteria in the detailed instructions found with the application). The deadline for submitting applications is June 1, 2019.
With this year's scholarship cycle, we are excited to announce a new electronic application process. Applications will now only be accepted electronically through https://uascholarshipfund.communityforce.com/. Potential applicants will need to go to that website to create a user account and for additional instructions to access and submit applications. Note: Applications may not be available until as late as March 1, 2019. This notice will be updated once applications are available.
Awards will primarily be based on academic achievement and potential, personal achievement, and community involvement. Financial need may also be considered. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Applications will be judged by an independent and impartial Selection Committee, comprised of distinguished members of the community. The Selection Committee may request information concerning the financial circumstances of applicants and use this information in the award of scholarships. Also, note that because UA scholarships do not automatically renew each year, receiving an award in one year does not guarantee you awards in future years.
In addition, six scholarships will be given to six "Second Chance" applicants. Those selected will be students whose academic achievement is not the best in their region, but rather students who demonstrate that they want another chance at an education that will help them get a good paying job.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Fund, and look forward to awarding our next round of scholarships to our deserving UA students.