Student Scholarship Opportunities

William E. Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship

This one-time scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually to full-time SUNY post graduate or professional school students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, social justice issues and labor ideals. The award was created in 2010 to honor Scheuerman, who served as UUP president from 1993-2007; applications are reviewed by the UUP Scholarship Committee. The annual deadline is March 1.

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Steve Street Scholarship Award

This one time $500 award is given to an undergraduate student or group of undergraduate students currently enrolled at a SUNY campus who have created any paper or documented any project related to social justice issues or topics. Available to full and part time students, the annual deadline is May 1. (The Steve Street Award is named for a beloved UUP contingent faculty member who taught at Brockport and Buffalo State, and who died of cancer in 2012. Street was an officer for contingents at Buffalo State, a delegate and a member of the statewide Contingent Employment Committee. He was a 2010 recipient of UUP’s Fayez Samuel Award for Courageous Service by Part-Time Academic and Professional Faculty.)

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UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program

This negotiated $500 per semester benefit is open to the dependent children of UUP-represented employees. There are two different application forms based on a member’s eligibility for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP). Non-NYSHIP-eligible employees will need to provide documentation verifying that they are the parent of the student.

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UUP Puerto Rico Scholarship Award

This award is intended to help students from Puerto Rico who were impacted by Hurricane Maria to pursue their college studies at a SUNY four-year college or university. The scholarship will be available each year through 2021. The annual deadline is on or around July 1.

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UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship

This award was created by the union in 1987 to celebrate its members’ commitment to academic excellence and the life of the mind, and to their endeavors in the promotion of social justice. Up to four one-time scholarships of $3,000 are awarded annually to SUNY undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, social justice issues and labor ideals. The union gave its first undergraduate scholarships in 1988. The annual deadline is on or around March 1.

  • Eugene P. Link: A SUNY Plattsburgh professor emeritus of history who taught in New York’s state university system for 35 years, the late Eugene Link was a highly regarded and respected professor. He dedicated his life to working families and to students who demonstrated an interest in unionism and the larger labor movement.
  • Robert F. Carter and Katherine K. Carter: The late Robert Carter was a SUNY Oswego associate professor of history and a UUP member for more than 25 years. His late wife, Katherine, made several generous donations to the scholarship fund in his memory.
  • Gertrude A. Butera: Butera’s unrelenting fundraising efforts have helped the scholarship grow to a sustained fund that rewards exemplary SUNY undergraduates. She was named an honorary trustee in 1993.

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