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.  For information and an application for the Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship, click here.

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. Eight scholarships (at least one per region) are awarded annually.  For information and an application for the John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship, click 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.