The application for the 2014 Michael J. Quill Scholarship will be posted in mid January, no applications will be accepted before then. Please read the information below to be sure you qualify.
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 been awarding 15 four-year college scholarships annually to the dependents of TWU members. The awards are worth $1,200 each annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four year college period.
Winners of the scholarship are determined by a public drawing held each May at TWU Headquarters. The benefits of the first 30 drawings have been enjoyed by families throughout the Union. Sons and daughters of members in city passenger transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college education with the help of funds paid to the universities.
The scholarship money is paid directly to the college or university that the successful applicant actually attends. Applications can be secured online and from the first issue of the TWU Express each year.
The Quill Scholarship Program is supervised by International Executive Vice President Harry Lombardo with the able assistance of Executive Secretary to the International Vice President & Secretary-Treasurer Tinisha Thompson.
Frequently Asked Questions on the 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.
What is the deadline?
All applications must be received by the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund by May 13, 2013.
How is the scholarship paid?
Money is paid directly to the college or university that the successful applicant actually attends.
How does a person apply?
Fill out and send in the application.
How are the winners decided?
By drawing to be held in May of each year at the TWU headquarters. Winners will be notified immediately thereafter.