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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2011

UUP awards scholarships to five SUNY students

United University Professions (UUP), the union that represents academic and professional faculty on all state-operated State University of New York campuses, has awarded its annual scholarships to five SUNY students.

The UUP College Scholarship Fund awarded four scholarships to outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a SUNY state-operated campus. Applicants for the $2,000 scholarship must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Students must also demonstrate personal as well as academic achievement along with a strong record of community service and a dedication to labor unions

The undergraduate recipients of the 2011 UUP scholarships are:

  • Annmarie McGonagle of Chateaugay NY, a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in math and secondary education with a grade point average of 4.0;
  • Allaire DaleyKeyser of Plattsburgh NY. a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in biology and chemistry with a grade point average of 3.8;
  • Sara Cooper of Guilderland NY, a sophomore at SUNY Oswego majoring in communications with a grade point average of 3.83; and
  • Sarah Caputi of Amherst NY, a junior at Buffalo State majoring in urban and regional planning and philosophy with a grade point average of 3.95.

The new William Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship is being awarded for the first time to a full-time graduate or professional SUNY student who exhibits dedication to the goals and ideals of the labor union movement. Daniel Pitcher of Cortland NY is the recipient of the $2,000 annual scholarship named in honor of former UUP President William Scheuerman. Pitcher is expected to graduate in December with a master’s degree in sport management from SUNY Cortland.

To qualify, students must be carrying a course load of a least nine credits, must have completed at least nine credits, and hold a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0.

Both the UUP undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on how many times a student may apply. The application deadline for the 2012 scholarships is March 1, 2012.

Scholarship applications will be available after Dec. 1, 2011 and can be completed online, by visiting UUP’s website at www.uupinfo.org/scholarships/scholarship.php. Applications will also be available at UUP chapter offices located at each of SUNY’s 29 state-operated campuses, or at campus financial aid offices. Applications may also be obtained by calling UUP’s administrative office in Albany toll-free at (800) 342-4206..

Photos of the scholarship winners are available upon request.

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.

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