June 17, 2016 // NATCA Family Member Awarded 2016 Union Plus Scholarship
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NATCA Family Member Awarded
2016 Union Plus Scholarship
Winner Honored for Achievement and Union Values
Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 104 students representing 32 unions, including one winner representing the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 32 states. The NATCA winner is:
- Adrianna Kremer of Patchogue, N.Y. Kremer, whose father, Leo Kremer, and mother, Lisa Kremer, are both members of NATCA Local ZNY, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Meet the 2016 NATCA Honoree
Adrianna is a 2016 high school graduate who plans to pursue a career in meteorology. Her goal is to work for the National Weather Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Center. Adrianna was an honor roll member throughout high school and was named student of the month three times. She was an Air Force Junior ROTC member, serving as Cadet Commander of her unit and earning numerous prestigious AFJROTC awards for superior leadership and academic performance, including the Air Force Association Award. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society, and the History Honor Society, and was a three-year participant in Women in Science and Engineering, a Stony Brook University program that encourages young women’s involvement in STEM fields. Adrianna’s father, a dedicated 25-year NATCA member, has held leadership positions within the union and participated in legislative activities in Washington, D.C.
“Through the union, my father has helped coworkers, improved the work environment and shown me how providing service to the public is important by working to improve and maintain the safest air space in the world,” Adrianna said. “As he embarks on retirement, my family has financial security knowing that he has a pension, health insurance coverage, and survivor benefits.”
Learn More About the Union Plus Scholarship Program
The Union Plus Scholarship Program, now in its 25th year, awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.
Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded more than $4 million in educational funding to more than 2,700 union members, spouses, and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade school. The selection process is very competitive, and this year over 5,700 applications were received from 55 unions and all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories.
Visit UnionPlus.org/Scholarship for applications and benefit eligibility.
In addition to the scholarship program, Union Plus provides a wide range of money-saving programs and services for union members and families, including discounts on wireless services from AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier, savings on travel and recreation, and more. Visit UnionPlus.org for details.
About Union Plus
Union Plus is a brand of Union Privilege. Backed by the AFL-CIO, the Union Plus brand promises the value, quality service and competitive cost-savings that union members deserve. Since Union Privilege started in 1986, union members and their families have expanded and tailored Union Plus programs to serve today’s working families in their lives off the job. At Union Privilege, we are committed to improving the quality of life of working families through our unique products and services. We achieve our mission through savings, service, and solidarity.
The 2016 Union Plus Scholarship awards were just announced, and the new 2017 application is now available, start your application today! The application is entirely online, allowing students to complete their application over time and save their responses. Over the past 25 years, more than $4 million have been awarded to students of over 2,700 working families. Start your application today! Deadline: January 31, 2017 | www.UnionPlus.org/Scholarship.
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