Licensed Practical Nurses Welfare Fund Scholarship Program

For Students Entering College and Current College Students Through Age 22

The Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Welfare Fund Scholarship Program awards scholarships to eligible members’ children who are attending accredited undergraduate colleges. Students are awarded $1,500 per academic year. LPN Scholarship awards may be used to pay for things like books, personal expenses, transportation and tuition, as well as to reduce student loan balances. Students can also receive an additional $1,500 when enrolled in a healthcare-related major.

The Official Application and College Release Form can be requested by calling the Scholarship Office at (646) 473-8999 or emailing us at [email protected].

LPN Welfare Fund Next Generation Healthcare Careers Scholarship Program

The Next Generation Healthcare Careers Scholarship Program awards scholarships to children of eligible members who are working toward a degree in healthcare careers that have a clinical requirement to earn the degree and certification. Students in the clinical phase of a full-time, two- or four-year college-based Healthcare Career Program may be eligible for an annual scholarship of $2,750 for up to two years. Recipients can also apply for up to $500 in reimbursement to help pay for a review class for their licensure exam.

Eligibility Requirements

Members must:

  • Be employed by an institution or facility that contributes to the 1199SEIU Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Welfare Fund;
  • Have been in the LPN Welfare Fund, working full time and eligible for benefits for at least one year; and
  • Have received benefits for 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 LPN Fund member;
  • Be enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate college/university for the 2024–2025 academic year (fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters);
  • Be younger than 23 years of age as of September 1, 2024;
  • Apply for both state and federal aid each academic year; and
  • Not have already received the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Welfare Fund Scholarship for the maximum four (4) years of payment.

Important Award Information

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

Please note: LPN Scholarship recipients may receive an award for a maximum of four years.

Tax Statement

The LPN Scholarship Program is part of the larger Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program (JTSP). According to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules and regulations, the Fund considers the LPN 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 taxes the following year.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected] or call us at (646) 473-8999. Help us reduce delays: Please submit your inquiries via email or voicemail, not both.