The continual rise of college tuition costs presents challenges for many students looking to affordably continue their education after high school. The Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program (JTS) offers scholarships to children of eligible 1199SEIU members to support undergraduate study at accredited universities. The award—which can help pay for tuition, books and personal expenses—is renewable up to the age of 23. See how a few recent graduates have put the program into action below, and learn more about the Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program.

Andre Cheng

Andre Cheng

Degrees received: Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University

Andre used his scholarship to pursue his undergraduate degree at Columbia University, and continued on as a medical student. In 2018 he received an MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Andre believes the need-based awards he received during his undergraduate work were essential in funding his college education.

 
Katelynne Bazile

Katelynne Bazile

Degree received: Bachelor of Arts from Newbury College

Katelynne graduated from Newbury College Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology. She was the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award for academic excellence, and was selected to be the student speaker at graduation. Outside of the classroom, Bazile has served as an Executive Admissions Ambassador, Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader and Peer Mentor. She used her JTS award for all four years of her undergraduate degree.

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