Apply Now for a 2022 Union Plus Scholarship

January 13, 2022 3:06 PM

This is a reminder that the deadline is nearing to apply for Union Plus scholarships, a program that is open to all members of the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council and Local 6, as well as their spouses and children.

Applicants for these scholarships do NOT have to be Union Plus credit card holders or participants in any other Union Plus program. In addition, the Union Plus scholarship program should not be confused with the Vito J. Pitta scholarship program or the Division A scholarship program, both of which also award college grants.

The Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded almost $6 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. The amounts of the scholarships range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the fall of 2022. All students, including previous scholarship winners, may re-apply each year of eligibility. Graduate school students may also apply.

The Union Plus scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the next scholarship awards by May 31, 2022. During the first two weeks of June, 2022, award recipients will be individually notified by mail, and all applicants will be sent an email with notification that the award list is posted online. Please note that Union Plus cannot provide any information on the status of an application before award announcements are made.

Together, HTC and Local 6 have more than 30 members or children of members that are previous Union Plus scholarship recipients, including Rachel Resnick, who won two different times. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or applicant’s parent is necessary for eligibility.

This is a competitive scholarship program. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half an applicant's total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial college educators.

Remember, the Union Plus Scholarship Program is open to all Hotel and Gaming Trades Council and Local 6 members, as well as their spouses and children, and applicants for these scholarships do NOT have to be Union Plus credit card holders or participants in any other Union Plus program. It is also important to remember that applications for the Union Plus scholarship can only be obtained, filled out and submitted online. To do so, go to:

When applying for a Union Plus Scholarship, select the following International Union based on which Local you are a member of:

Local 6 - UNITE HERE
Local 153 - OPEIU
Local 3 - IBEW
Local 94 - IUOE
Local 1422 - IUPAT
Local 56 - NCFO

But hurry! All applications for the next Union Plus scholarship awards must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 31, 2022.

We wish the best of luck to all who apply!