Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship
The SIUE Faculty for Collective Bargaining Organization Scholarship was established in 1999 through actions of the SIUE Foundation based upon a request from Drs. George Henderson and John Farley. The University Staff Senate serves as the custodian of the scholarship. Applicants must be either a labor union member or the son, daughter, or spouse of a labor union member to qualify for this scholarship. Applications for this scholarship are open annually from November 1 through November 30 and is awarded for the Spring semester.
To be eligible for consideration for the Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship Award, the applicant must meet the following criteria and requirements:
1. Student must be a labor union member employee of SIUE or the child, grandchild, spouse, or civil union partner of a labor union member presently employed by or retired from SIUE.
2. Student must meet admissions requirements for SIUE and be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study for the Spring term.
3. Applicants with fewer than twelve college semester hours earned:
a. must have an ACT composite of 19 or above (unless exempt because of SIUE admission standards).
b. must have at least a high school GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0=A.
4. Applicants with twelve or more college semester hours earned:
a. must have completed at least one term as a full-time college student.
b. must have at least a college GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0=A.
5. Applicants must submit the FCB Union Verification Form.
The scholarship awards are applied to the student’s University account for the semester and is considered by the Office of Student Financial Aid in evaluating the overall financial aid package. Should the amount combined with other awards or payments result in a credit balance on the account, a refund check will be applied by the Bursar’s Office.
Applications are evaluated by the Staff Senate Scholarship Committee based on an essay written by the applicant, overall high school GPA or equivalent, co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, sports, etc.), honors and awards, work history, and volunteerism. Incomplete applications will not be considered.