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. Please visit www.twu.org for an application; you can also find additional information, including eligibility requirements there.
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.
*** CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL 2015 APPLICATION!
To download a copy of the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Official Rules, click here.
Important to Note:
- You must have the TWU local of the relative, if alive, on whose membership or former membership in TWU your eligibility depends. Complete Section C of the application.
- You must have your high school fill out Section D of the application.
- When all sections are completed, the whole application should be returned to:Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund
Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO
501 3rd St. NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Read below for more information and FAQs on the scholarship.
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 Quill Scholarship Program is supervised by International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen with the able assistance of Executive Secretary Tinisha Thompson.
FAQs on TWU’s Quill Scholarship
How does an applicant qualify?
The applicant must be certified twice. First, a TWU Local must certify the facts that make the applicant eligible. Secondly, the principal of the high school must attest to the fact that the applicant is capable of doing college work. The applicant must comply with the Rules of the Scholarship Fund, available upon request.
Who is eligible?
Sons and daughters and dependent brothers and sisters (claimed with IRS) of present, retired, or deceased TWU members who are High School Seniors and who will enter an accredited college of their own choice beginning with the Fall term are eligible. Sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters of full-time, paid officers of the Union are not eligible.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for all applications will be April 17, 2015; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted – there will be no exceptions.
How is the scholarship paid?
The scholarship money is paid directly to the college or university that the successful applicant attends.
How does a person apply?
Fill out and send in the application. Please find the application at this URL:www.twu.org/Portals/0/scholarship%20app.pdf
How are the winners decided?
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.