Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program

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A UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program is available for undergraduate students through the Spring 2022 semester. Scholarships of $500 per semester are available for eligible dependent children of active, UUP-represented SUNY employees.

CLICK HERE to download the form for members eligible for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP)


CLICK HERE to download the form for non-NYSHIP-eligible employees


Eligibilty guidelines for the program are below:

      • Scholarships can be used for books, supplies and room and board costs; it cannot be used to pay for tuition.
      • A maximum of one $500 scholarship per dependent child will be awarded each semester, even if both parents are UUP-represented employees.
      • Eligible dependents, up to age 26, must be enrolled in a SUNY state-operated campus. Dependent children who turn 26 anytime during the semester in which they are applying are no longer eligible.
      • Each dependent child is eligible for a maxiumum of eight scholarships. Scholarship checks will be issued in the UUP-represented employee's name.
      • Applications must be postmarked by 60 days after the end of the semester for which the dependent child is applying.
      • The scholarship form outlines specific criteria that UUP-represented employees and their dependent children must meet to qualify for the scholarship. There are two different forms based on a member's eligibility for the New York State Health Insurance Program. Non-NYSHIP-eligible employees will need to provide documentation verifying that they are the parent of the student.

For more information, call the UUP Benefit Trust Fund at 800-887-3863.


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