OPEIU Local 537 Scholarship

We are accepting applications for the Maria Landa-Rios Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is in honor of Ms. Landa-Rios, who was the president of Local 537 before her passing in 2001.  Ms. Landa-Rios’ passion was education and the importance of attending college.  One (1) scholarship, in the amount of $1,200.00 will be awarded to a member of OPEIU Local 537, their spouse, or child, who is attending, or is registered to attend, an accredited college or university.  Please click here for the application.  The deadline is January 3, 2024, and the award recipient will be  announced at the Membership Meeting on January 17, 2024.  

OPEIU International - Scholarships

OPEIU provides scholarship funds, named in honor of two past OPEIU International Presidents who believed strongly in education and training.  Both scholarships assist members and associate members to further their higher education and career goals.

The Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to 20 members or their children for undergraduate university or college education.

The  John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship provides assistance to members or associate members who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in labor studies, industrial relations, social science, or a related field. Ten scholarships (one per region) are awarded annually.

Two past OPEIU Secretary-Treasurers, Romeo Corbeil and Gilles Beauregard, were committed to the youth of America and their understanding of labor movement, democratic voice in the decisions of everyday life, and having fun in nature.  A summer camp in their name was established for the children of OPEIU members.

The Romeo Coirbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp awards children of OPEIU members a chance to go to Summer Camp.

Information and applications for the 2020 scholarships are available by clicking here.

Union Plus Scholarships

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,200 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.  Please click here for more information.