There have been some enhancements and changes to the SEIU Local 517M Scholarship Program for 2022.
SEIU 517M – Tomorrow’s Michigan Today has been created as SEIU Local 517M’s 501c(3) and is now the entity that is offering the scholarships. This will allow for a greater ability to fundraise for the scholarship program.
The eligibility criteria has been expanded to cover member spouses. The scholarship is now open to dues-paying members in good standing (as defined in the SEIU Local 517M Constitution and Bylaws), their spouse, children, step children, adopted children or grandchildren with college or trade school expenses.
The number of scholarships available this year has been increased from 8 to 15. The amount of each scholarship has also increased from $500 to $600. These non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to students based on successful completion of the application process and meeting certain criteria. Awards will be made via a lottery system from all eligible submissions.
Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or political affiliation of the applicant. Scholarships are limited to one per household for each academic year.
Applications must be received by May 27, 2022. The winners will be notified by July 1, 2022.
For full details and the scholarship application, please click here.