The Bonnie Ladin scholarship is available for SEIU members, their children and local staff who are attending National Labor College. Bonnie Ladin was an organizer at SEIU for 20 years and played an integral role in building SEIU to make it the union it has become. She held several key leadership roles at SEIU and joined the faculty of National Labor College in 2001 where her courses on organizing tactics and leadership skills helped prepare the next generation of organizers.
In 2010, after a long battle with cancer, Bonnie passed away at the age of 59. In honor of her tremendous contributions to the labor movement, SEIU has created a scholarship in her name.
Must be an NLC student (new or continuing)
Must be fully matriculated (at least 56 transfer/earned credits)
No outstanding balance
Must be enrolled at a minimum of half-time status (6 credit hours) during the semester seeking assistance
Must maintain satisfactory academic progress, including a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Open to SEIU members (must have been a member of SEIU for 3 continuous years as of September 1 the year the award is made for), their children and local unon staff
Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability of any applicant.
Officers and employees of the International union and their children are not eligible.
Scholarship awards are limited to one per household.
How to Apply
Complete the Bonnie Ladin Scholarship applciation (below) by April 1.
Students will be considered for all scholarships whose eligibility requirements they meet. Scholarship awards are determined by the National Labor College Scholarship Committee unless otherwise noted. Recipients will be notified in writing of the outcome of the scholarship process.
Bonnie Ladin Scholarship Application
In order to apply for a scholarship, you MUST complete this form and file a current award year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For your reference, the NLC school code is 034555.