Nov. 10, 2016

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY ROUNDUP

If you have a high school age child who is looking to enter college, in 11th grade or early 12th grade, this article is for you. Scholarships are available from multiple sources for members of this Local, employees of Peter Pan Bus lines or Coach New England. This article is designed to give you an overview of what is available…and will be updated from time to time.

Amalgamated Transit Union The annual scholarship here is competitive and in the amount of $8,000; plus, one $2,000 scholarship for a vocational school applicant. It is annually named after a deceased prominent brother or sister of ATU International. The application deadline is January 31, 2017; essay deadline is March, 2017
Amalgamated Transit Union http://www.atu.org/members/atu-scholarship-2016-2017

Massachusetts AFL-CIO Since our Local is chartered in Springfield, Mass, we are affiliated with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, an umbrella labor organization that promotes our interests on the political battleground. MA AFL-CIO – http://www.massaflcio.org/scholarship-program

AFL-CIO (National) through Union Plus Mass AFL-CIO is a member of the national AFL-CIO, who allows “Union Plus” to offer financial benefits for union members. Union Plus (AFL-CIO) – http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship

Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council in Springfield, we are affiliated with the PVCLC (AFL-CIO) which defends our interests locally including owning property from which we rent our offices. PVCLC home page www.pvun.com

American Bus Association PPBL is a board member of ABA. ABA offers Six scholarship programs: ABA Member; Driving the Future; Academic Merit; Diversity; Don Cornell; and a $2,500 scholarship offered by PPBL in name of Peter L. Picknelly. Applications may be made to each of these scholarships.  American Bus Association scholarships – htttp://www.buses.org/aba-foundation/scholarships.

Northeast Passenger Transportation Association Finally, PPBL is a member of the NEPTA, a transportation owner’s association in New England that represents the interests of owners regionally. NEPTA, while not a large organization, holds a golf fund-raiser annually which raises scholarship fund.

NEPTA – http://www.nepta.org/programsawards/scholarshipprogram.html (2017 application not yet available, please check regularly.)