Bridge to Union Scholarship

Don't drown in the economic storm

Union College is launching the new Bridge to Union Scholarship—a plan that will cover the tuition costs for students from most families with an income of $60,000 or less.

“In these challenging economic times, every dollar matters,” said Dr. Vinita Sauder, president of Union College. “We want to bridge the tuition gap for any student and family who dreams of taking advantage of the life coach for every freshman, career preparation and spiritual community at Union College to have that opportunity. The Bridge to Union Scholarship helps make our unparalleled personalized support available to many more students—regardless of financial circumstances.”

Read the news release.

How the scholarship works

The Bridge to Union Scholarship is designed for students from families with annual income of $60,000 or less and will cover tuition not covered by your federal and state financial aid packages.

The scholarship is renewable for up to seven semesters for students who remain continuously enrolled as full-time students.

Qualifications

  • First-time freshman enrolling in Fall 2021.
  • Family income must be $60,000 or less as reported on the current year's FAFSA.
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant.
  • Accept all federal and state aid they are eligible to receive including PELL grant, Federal Education Opportunity Grant, and federal loans—subsidized and unsubsidized.

Students do not need to fill out a separate application. Just fill out the FAFSA. If qualified, the scholarship will automatically be added to the financial aid package.

Renewal

To renew the scholarship for up to seven additional semesters, students must:

  • Be continuously enrolled at Union as a full-time student (12-17 credit hours per semester).
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA at Union.
  • Family income must remain at $60,000 or less.

Note: This scholarship is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Union College reserves the right to limit the number of individuals who are awarded this scholarship.

Non-tuition expenses

The Bridge to Union program covers tuition only. Students can earn a majority of their room and board fees by working on campus throughout both semesters and contributing summer work earnings to their account. Outside scholarships may also be applied toward room and board.

More scholarships

Financial aid is available to all Union undergraduate students—regardless of income or eligibility for federal financial aid. For instance, every freshman admitted to Union already receives a four-year renewable scholarship of $4,000 up to full tuition (worth nearly $100,000 over four years) based on academic achievement, financial situation and other factors. Learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

You do not need to do anything special to apply. Just fill out your FAFSA and apply to Union College. If you qualify and choose to accept your federal and state financial aid, the Bridge to Union Scholarship will automatically be added to your financial plan.

What if my family incomes goes above $60,000 while I'm enrolled at Union?

Eligibility for the Bridge to Union Scholarship will be reviewed each year when the FAFSA for that year is submitted. If the FAFSA shows that the family annual income is more than $60,000, you will no longer be eligible for the Bridge to Union Scholarship.

Does the Bridge to Union Scholarship cover room and board?

No, the Bridge to Union Scholarship only covers tuition. Students can earn a majority of their room and board by working on campus throughout both semesters and contributing summer work earnings to their account. Outside scholarships and Parent Plus loans may also be applied toward room and board.  

What if I'm not eligible for federal financial aid?

You must be eligible for federal financial aid to qualify for the Bridge to Union Scholarship. However, other types of financial aid is available to all Union undergraduate students—regardless of income or eligibility for federal financial aid. For instance, every freshman admitted to Union already receives a four-year renewable scholarship of $4,000 up to full tuition (worth nearly $100,000 over four years) based on academic achievement, financial situation and other factors. Learn more

 

More questions?

Email: enroll@ucollege.edu
Phone: 402.486.2504