UFE Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship

The United Faculty of Evergreen (UFE) is pleased to announce the 2010/2011 recipients of the Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship.   Jai Reed, Korbett Mosely, Nada Ayesha, and Jeffrey Elliott were each awarded $850.00 to complete their degree programs at Evergreen.   Jai Reed’s words express the importance of the award to her education:

The Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship was a very important scholarship for me this year and I am deeply appreciative. I am grateful for the financial support, which reduced my student loan indebtedness. I am grateful for the presence of a Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship, it is the sweet flavor of my education at Evergreen that you give not only of your talents and education, but of your money to help me. Financial aid this last year was very limited for me and winning one of your awards was very encouraging. Thanks for standing with me and for Evergreen education.

Twenty-five Evergreen faculty members’ contribution pledges made those scholarship awards possible.  In 2011/2012, two students (as yet unannounced) will receive the $850 scholarship (the drop from 4 to 2 students reflects a one-time calendrical issue).

As tuition rates keep climbing for Evergreen students, the UFE Solidarity Scholarship is more important than ever.   Students applying for the 2012/2013 scholarships will be offered $975.00 (a 14% increase to match the expected tutition hike) in financial support.  Currently, we can probably fund 4 students at this level.  You can insure that more students will benefit from this scholarship opportunity by pledging today— contact Paul McMillin at mcmillip@evergreen.edu if you would like to arrange to pledge (or contact your steward).  If you have kindly pledged a one-time gift, please consider renewing your support.  Thank you.

Three Ways to Contribute to the UFE Faculty Solidarity Scholarship:

1) A one-time contribution by check or credit card
2) ½% automatic payroll deduction (renews annually unless canceled)
3) ½% automatic payroll deduction with ‘penguin’ pledge: If 20 or more faculty choose the penguin pledge, then all penguin pledgers bump up to a 1% automatic payroll deduction.

We currently have 14 penguin pledges (6 more would bump all penguin pledgers up to 1%, nearly doubling the number of scholarships we can award)

Contributions are fully tax deductable; and are administered by the Evergreen Foundation