Published 28 Jan, 2015
TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund’s 2015 cycle. Since 1969, TWU has awarded 15 four-year college scholarships each year to college-bound dependents of TWU members. Each award recipient receives $1,200 annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period.
Quill Scholarship awards have benefitted hundreds of families throughout the TWU. Sons and daughters of our members in city passenger transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship, bearing the name of our founder.
The scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. Union Benefit Planners has again gladly agreed to sponsor an additional eight (8) scholarships worth $2500.00 each.
In addition, we have two new sponsors, who have requested to give to this cause. M3 Technology will sponsor five (5) scholarships worth $2000.00 each and Vincent Pitta from Pitta & Giblin LLP will sponsor two (2) scholarships worth $2500.00 each. All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship.
The deadline for all applications will be April 17, 2015; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted – there will be no exceptions. Winners of the scholarships will be determined by a public drawing to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5-7 days thereafter.
The Quill Scholarship Program is supervised by International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen with the able assistance of Executive Secretary Tinisha Thompson.
For eligibility requirements, the scholarship FAQs and to download the application, visit www.twu.org/Members/2015QuillScholarship.aspx.