To be eligible for a scholarship through the UPH Foundation, an applicant must fall into one of the categories below and have a letter of acceptance from an accredited two or four year college or university or a technical school or, letter of acceptance from an accredited graduate school. Current undergraduate and graduate applicants must submit a letter of good academic standing with their application. This is not a contract between the UPH Foundation ("Foundation") and any individual, business, recipient and/or applicant, and the UPH Board of Directors retain the sole discretion to change any and all terms and conditions of the Foundation at any time. By applying for a scholarship, you agree and understand that the Foundation reserves any and all rights including but not limited to: determining the amount of scholarships, eligibility criteria, any and all rules and regulations regarding all scholarships now or in the future, interpretations on all matters, and to discontinue in whole or part the scholarships available now or in the future. 

ATTENTION: The person filling out the application must be the same person applying for the scholarship, and be logged in under their own profile. For example, a grand-daughter of a member must create her own profile, be logged in under her profile, and then proceed to fill out the application. An application filled out under any other profile then their own will not be accepted.

Category 1 – An applicant must be a member of the current/former Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector of CWA (“PPMWS”) in good standing with at least one year of membership at the time the scholarship request is made.

Category 2 – A retired member of the current/former PPMWS and is a full dues paying member of the current/former PPMWS in good standing.

Category 3 – A qualifying relative of such PPMWS member (category 1) or retiree (category 2), so long as the member has been a PPMWS member for at least one year at the time the scholarship request is made, or the retiree was a PPMWS member for at least one year at the time he/she retired and the retiree is still in good standing, as defined in Category 2, above.

Definition of Relative – For all purposes, a qualifying relative includes the spouse, child, step- child, grandchild, step-grandchild and great-grandchild of a PPMWS member as defined in Category 1 and 2 above.

Note: All UPH Foundation Directors and employees, employees of the current/former PPMWS and CWA and/or their relatives, are not eligible for scholarships even if he/she meets the definitions above, if such person(s) is/was a Director and/or employee in the same calendar year that the applicant requests a scholarship.  Wherever "PPMWS" is on this website, it is to mean the current/former PPMWS, or as otherwise determined by the UPHF.


The list of Rules below is a brief outline and not to be interpreted as an all-inclusive list. Whereas further discussions may be needed to have a clearer understanding of an individual component. This list is merely a guide to assist potential applicants in having a better understanding of the Charity’s position in certain areas and to provide an opportunity to ask questions or obtain more information on an item that is or is not listed in this list. Please contact the Union Printers Home Foundation (UPHF) directly if you need any further information, or if you would like to have a discussion on a specific item.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    All applicants must provide, at minimum, one (1) Letter of Recommendation (“Letter(s)”) from one of the following individuals: current or past teacher; current or past sports coach; or a community leader/mentor (i.e. pastor, guidance counselor, etc.).

    Letters from a related family member or someone affiliated in any way with the UPHF, Communications Workers of America (CWA), or any other union will not be accepted. If it is determined after submission of the Letter that the Letter is from an individual affiliated in any way from one of the above entities, the applicant will be immediately disqualified from current and future application opportunities.

    Such Letters must address the applicant’s motivation, character, ability, potential, and any personal and/or professional achievement(s) of the applicant.

    The Letter must be signed and clearly state the name and contact information of the person making the recommendation so the UPHF can contact the person, if they so choose, and in the UPHF’s sole discretion.

    Letters older than sixty (60) days from the date of the application are not acceptable.

    A maximum of three (3) Letters will be accepted each year the applicant applies. The number of Letters provided does not increase or decrease an applicant’s chance of winning.

  • Opening and Closing Window:

    First Monday of August – Beginning with year 2024, acceptance of applications will begin.

    First Friday of November – Beginning with year 2024, applications will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    Last Monday in April – Beginning with year 2025, scholarship winner(s) will be notified, if any.

    Last Friday in June – Beginning with year 2025 and no later than such time, award payments will be processed and distributed directly to the schools for the 2025 fall semester.

  • Winners

    Prior to any funds being released, scholarship winners must agree in writing, via DocuSign, that their school may directly release to the UPHF: transcripts, current academic grades, and/or financial aid information, for which the scholarship covers.

    Scholarship funds may only be used toward tuition.