Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program

The application request period for the 2020–2021 academic year has ended.
For Students Entering College and Current College Students Through Age 22

The Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program (JTSP) awards scholarships to children of eligible 1199SEIU members who are attending accredited undergraduate colleges. Award amounts vary according to need, with a minimum award of $750 for the school year.

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If You Requested 2019–2020 Application Materials

If you requested 2019–2020 application materials by our deadline of January 31, 2020 and met all eligibility requirements, the deadlines listed here apply to you. See eligibility requirements.


2019–2020 Deadline Dates

Documents to Be Submitted

May 17, 2019 (Friday)
  • 2019–2020 Official Application and College Release Form
  • IRS Form W-4 (2019)
  • 2019–2020 College Board CSS Profile online completed
  • 2019–2020 FAFSA application online completed and a copy of the 2019–2020 Student Aid Report (SAR)
July 19, 2019 (Friday)
  • 2019–2020 College Financial Aid Award letter
September 30, 2019 (Monday)
  • Letter of Attendance or NSC enrollment verification letter for the Fall 2019 semester
February 14, 2020 (Friday)
  • Letter of Attendance or NSC enrollment verification letter for the Spring 2020 semester
July 17, 2020 (Friday)

To be considered for a 2019–2020 Joseph Tauber Scholarship award, all applicable deadlines must be met.

Eligibility Requirements

A Member Must:

  • Be employed by an institution that contributes to the 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund (NBF) or the 1199SEIU Greater New York (GNY) Child Care Fund.
  • Be Wage Class I or Eligibility Class I; and
  • Have received benefits for one year at a participating institution. Please note that if the member’s eligibility changes after having received the scholarship application materials, the student may no longer be eligible for an award at the time the application is processed.

A Student Applicant Must:

  • Be a high school graduate or post-secondary school student and the child of an eligible 1199SEIU member;
  • Be enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate college for the 2019–2020 academic year (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters);
  • Be younger than 23 years of age as of September 1, 2019. Please note that a student turning 23 during the award year may be eligible for only a partial award;
  • Apply for both state and federal aid each academic year; and
  • Not have already received the Joseph Tauber Scholarship for the maximum four (4) years of payment. Please note that consideration for a 5th-year award is given to students pursuing medical careers, for which five years of undergraduate work may be required.

Important Award Information

Automatic award renewals are not granted; scholarship recipients must reapply each year for consideration. For your convenience, we have included a checkbox at the bottom of the 2019–2020 Official Application and College Release Form to request 2020–2021 application materials.

Tax Statement

Please note that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has determined that a Joseph Tauber Scholarship award is a taxable benefit. If a member’s child is awarded a scholarship, the value of the scholarship must be included on the member’s tax return when filing taxes the following year.

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