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UCT scholarship deadlines coming up fast!

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 by: David Knapp

College is expensive. That’s why UCT is here to help. If you have a child or grandchild headed off to college soon, a UCT scholarship might be just what they’re looking for to help them cover expenses. Better yet, maybe you know someone who needs financial assistance for college who would also like to be a member of a great organization that gives back to their community.

Aliana Washington is an example of both. Aliana is the daughter of one of the UCT home office building’s maintenance workers, and she is one of our newest members. She joined UCT in order to apply for a scholarship through the May E. Tisdale Scholarship Program. Upon being awarded a scholarship, she had this to say: “This scholarship will help me tremendously. I will be able to achieve my goal of becoming a nurse practitioner, furthermore, changing the world one person at a time.” Good luck Aliana!

UCT offers three different scholarships, which you can find under Below are the three scholarships that UCT offers, which you can find under UCT in Action on our website at www.uct.org. Please note the deadline dates that are coming up fast!

UCT Heaston Scholarships
The UCT Heaston Scholarships consist of three scholarships granted to three students annually, each covering four years of undergraduate education. The scholarships are awarded to students with the equivalent of high school senior status. Students must be enrolled and entering a college program in the coming academic year. All funds disbursed are to be used for school-related expenses. The scholarships are:

  • The Jack & Betty Heaston Memorial Scholarship – $6,000 per year for four years
  • The Betty Y. Heaston Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 per year for four years
  • The Jack Heaston Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 per year for four years

Applications are due March 15 and scholarship awards are announced after May 1.

UCT Scholarship Program
Funded by UCT Charities, this program is available to the public and provides scholarships to students and teachers seeking college degrees or certification to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Applicants must meet specific guidelines, and an amount up to, but not to exceed, $2,500 may be granted to any one applicant in any one calendar year. Scholarship assistance is a reimbursement to help cover registration fees, tuition, and textbooks only.

Applications are due by Nov. 15.

The Ann Marshall Scholarship Program
This program provides possible scholarship assistance to the members and the children and grandchildren of UCT members pursuing college and/or technical school educations. Applicants must meet specific guidelines to be eligible.

Applications are due May 1.

All scholarship program guidelines and applications are available for download at www.uct.org/uct-in-action/scholarship-programs. If you have questions or want more details, contact me at aneal@uct.org or at 800.848.0123 x1100.

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