2022–2023 Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program Application Information

Listed below are application instructions for the Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program. Failure to submit all application materials or to meet the required deadlines will disqualify applicants from consideration.


2022–2023 Deadlines

Documents to Submit

Within 30 days of the date of the email request from the Funds

July 1, 2022 (Friday) – Extended Deadline

  1. 2022–2023 Official Application and College Release Form, signed by the student applicant. To complete the application, the member must log into MyAccount. (For assistance, refer to the Guide for Completing the JTSP Application and Form W-4).
  2. IRS Form W-4 (2022), signed by the member parent. The member must log into MyAccount to complete the form. (For assistance, refer to the Guide for Completing the JTSP Application and Form W-4).
  3. 2022–2023 Student Aid Report (SAR), which you can obtain after completing the 2022–2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submit your copy of the SAR via email: [email protected]. (For assistance, refer to How to Obtain a Student Aid Report (SAR)).
September 30, 2022 (Friday)
  1. 2022–2023 Financial Aid Award Letter (also known as the College Financing Plan (CFP)). Submit the copy via email: [email protected]. (For assistance, refer to the How to Obtain Your Financial Aid Award Letter instructions).
  2. Additional instructions will be available in August 2022.
February 17, 2023 (Friday)
  1. Instructions will be available in January 2023.
July 17, 2023 (Monday)
  1. Instructions will be available in June 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a 2022–2023 Joseph Tauber Scholarship award, you must meet all eligibility requirements.

Members 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 at least one year at a participating institution or facility.

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.

Student applicants 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/university for the 2022–2023 academic year (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters);
  • Be younger than 23 years of age as of September 1, 2022 (please note: students 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 years of payment. Consideration for a 5th-year award is given to students pursuing medical careers, for which five years of undergraduate work may be required.

Member’s Change of Address

Award checks are mailed to the member’s main address on record. If the member’s address on record requires an update, please change it via MyAccount.

Important Award Information

  • Most scholarship award payments received during the fall will represent the full award for the school year. Students receiving awards greater than the minimum award of $750 for the school year may have their awards adjusted based on the financial aid information we receive.

  • Scholarship award review and processing begins after the September 30 deadline and takes time. While we strive to mail award checks by December, we will continue to mail awards after December and through the spring semester.

Important Information about the Next Academic Year

2023–2024 application instructions will be sent by April 1, 2023, if:

  • The student will be under 23 years of age as of September 1, 2023;
  • The student meets all eligibility requirements; and
  • The member meets all eligibility requirements.

Automatic award renewals are not granted; scholarship recipients must reapply each year for consideration.

Tax Statement

According to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules and regulations, the Funds consider the Joseph Tauber Scholarship benefit to be “taxable wages.” 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 the following year.

Contact Us

For inquiries, email [email protected] or call us at (646) 473-8999. Help us reduce delays by submitting your inquiries via email or voicemail, not both.