A huge benefit only for OAPSE members is the opportunity for your child or a child for whom you are legal guardian to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to pursue education after high school.
This year, the OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship Committee has added trade schools as institutions that qualify as acceptable places for higher education awards. To receive a scholarship award, graduating seniors must intend to enroll in a full-time degree program in any two (2) or four (4) year accredited university, college, business, technical or accredited trade school. The scholarships may be used for any field of study.
“This opens up education after high school to lots of students who want to pursue something other than a 2-year or 4-year degree. We’re really happy about this change, and we think it will impact many OAPSE families,” said Stephanie Wiley, chair of the OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship Committee,
She noted that the scholarship application period runs from December 1, 2022, to March 1, 2023, and encouraged all OAPSE members with graduating seniors to apply.
“You have nothing to lose by applying, and $2,500 is a lot of money. It can be the difference between affording college or trade school or not.”
You can find all the details about the scholarship and the application under Benefits of Membership or click here.
Remember, this is a members-only benefit. So if you need a membership application, check with your local president!
If you are already a members, go to the MyOAPSE page and find the application under My Benefits/Scholarships
And good luck!