United University Professions (UUP) Scholarships for College Students

The United University Professionals is the union representing academic and professional faculty of the State University of New York. UUP recognizes the outstanding achievement of students through various scholarships. To learn more information and to apply for one or more awards Visit the UUP Awards website at the bottom of the page.

William E. Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship
-This one-time scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually to full-time SUNY post graduate or professional school students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, social justice issues and labor ideals. The award was created in 2010 to honor Scheuerman, who served as UUP president from 1993-2007; applications are reviewed by the UUP Scholarship Committee. The annual deadline is March 1.

Steve Street Scholarship Award
-This one time $500 award is given to an undergraduate student or group of undergraduate students currently enrolled at a SUNY campus who have created any paper or documented any project related to social justice issues or topics. Available to full and part time students, the annual deadline is May 1. (The Steve Street Award is named for a beloved UUP contingent faculty member who taught at Brockport and Buffalo State, and who died of cancer in 2012. Street was an officer for contingents at Buffalo State, a delegate and a member of the statewide Contingent Employment Committee. He was a 2010 recipient of UUP’s Fayez Samuel Award for Courageous Service by Part-Time Academic and Professional Faculty.)

UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program
-This negotiated $500 per semester benefit is open to the dependent children of UUP-represented employees. There are two different application forms based on a member’s eligibility for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP). Non-NYSHIP-eligible employees will need to provide documentation verifying that they are the parent of the student.

UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship
This award was created by the union in 1987 to celebrate its members’ commitment to academic excellence and the life of the mind, and to their endeavors in the promotion of social justice. Up to four one-time scholarships of $3,000 are awarded annually to SUNY undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, social justice issues and labor ideals. The union gave its first undergraduate scholarships in 1988. The annual deadline is on or around March 1.

Graduate Student Opportunities