CSEA Dependent Scholarships
Paying for college is expensive, but CSEA can help ease the pain with a $1,000 scholarship. Since the early 1960's, CSEA's Scholarship Program has awarded more than a million dollars to union members and their dependents that want to begin or continue their secondary education.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, character, leadership and extra curricular activities within the community. Financial need may also be taken into consideration on some. There are graduating high school senior, community college and college or vocational school scholarships.
Online application process available now. Applications are due March 1. Click here to get started.
CSEA Dependent Scholarship Application
The deadline for submitting the application and uploading supporting documentation is March 1.
To be used to apply for First Year College (Graduating High School Seniors), Community College, and College or Vocational School Scholarships
The CSEA Scholarship Award Program provides financial assistance to dependent children and spouses of CSEA members, helping many continue their education after high school and in a college or vocational school.
Number of Scholarships
- Forty-Three (43), $1000 First Year scholarships will be awarded.
- Five (5), $1000 Community College Scholarships will be awarded.
- Five (5), $1000 College/Vocational scholarships will be awarded.
The selection of scholarship awards is made by the CSEA Scholarship Committee.
Required Supporting Documentation*
Each application must be accompanied by the following required supporting documentation as noted on the application. See the application for details. These materials will not be returned.
- Registrar signed transcript from your current school
- Signed and dated letter of recommendation (not from a parent or relative)
Payment of Awards
Awards are paid in the following manner: $1000 to be paid in the month of September. Before payment of a scholarship can be made, the recipient must furnish proof of his/ her enrollment as a full-time student. A verification of enrollment form will be provided for this purpose. If the recipient of an award fails to provide proof of enrollment, all monies will be forfeited and awarded to a designated alternate.
*Supporting data includes a signed letter of recommendation, registrar signed transcript(s) from your current school and photograph as required on this application. These materials will not be returned.
The Scholarship Committee wishes to emphasize that applicants MUST accurately and completely provide all of the information requested. Failure to do so will be considered grounds for disqualification. A signed letter of recommendation must accompany this application. A signed transcript from your current school MUST be received.
Eligibility Requirements and Criteria
This is a competitive scholarship. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Applicants are evaluated on several criteria depending on the type of scholarship. For detailed information on the eligibility criteria, see Policy 907.
First Year Scholarship
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent (i.e., private school, privately tutored, or accredited correspondence school).
- Applicant must be planning to enter, as full-time student, an accredited college by the fall term following the granting of the scholarship (Accredited colleges include community colleges, offering trade and vocational programs, other accredited trade or vocational schools, as well as four-year institutions).
- Applicant must be an IRS-dependent and have at least one parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing of CSEA. (Note: If the CSEA-member parent or legal guardian was deceased within the school year, being in good standing at time of death, applicant is still eligible.)
- Applicant must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0, including all subjects taken in grades 9, 10, 11, and first semester of 12 (including P.E.).
Community College Scholarship
- Applicant must be IRS-dependent (includes spouses) of a CSEA member in good standing.
- Applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis in community college at the time application for this scholarship is made and planning to continue for the fall term (or equivalent) immediately following receipt of the scholarship.
- Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, including all subjects taken at the community college level.
- Applicant must be IRS-dependent (includes spouse) of a CSEA member in good standing.
- Applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis in college or vocational school at the time application for this scholarship is made and planning to continue for the fall term (or equivalent) immediately following receipt of the scholarship.
- Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, including all subjects taken at the college level.