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Applying for a Union Plus Scholarship

Hotel Voice - January 3, 2017 Share/Save/Bookmark

This is a reminder that the January 31 application deadline for Union Plus scholarships is rapidly approaching.

The Union Plus Scholarship Program is open to all members of the Hotel Trades Council and Local 6, as well as their spouses and dependents. 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 New York Hotel Trades Council Division A scholarship program. Eligibility information forms for applications for the Vito J. Pitta and Division A scholarships are published in the Winter 2017 edition of the Hotel Voice magazine and will be published on this website in the near future.

We urge interested members or children of members who have not yet applied for the 2017 Union Plus Credit Card Scholarship awards to do so immediately.

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

More than 35 members of the Hotel Trades Council and Local 6 are previous UnionPlus scholarship recipients, including Rachel Resnick, who won two different times. The program has awarded almost $3 million in college grants in its history.

It is important to remember that applications for the Union Plus scholarship can only be obtained, filled out and submitted online. To do so, go to and look for the Legal and Education section on the menu at the top of the page. Scroll down to “scholarships” and follow the prompts to the Union Plus scholarship application. You may also go to and type “Union Plus Scholarship” in the search box.

But hurry! All applications for this year’s Union Plus scholarships must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

We wish the best of luck to all who apply!