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2017 Branch 43 Scholarship Entry


2017 Branch 43 Scholarship Winners

Winners Member Alternate Member
1. Andrea Knight Gerald Knight 1. Cameron Winters Mike Winters
2. Austin Stacy Richard Stacy 2. Jake Schweppe Charlie Schweppe
3. Jacob Roaden Daniel Roaden 3. Kelsey Mitchell Frances Carpenter
4. Charles Hatfield Stanley Burch 4. Timothy Kramer Gerald Knight
5. Brooke Dendler Brian Dendler 5. Molly Doyle John Doyle

You will be contacted by the Union Office with details

In the event that a winner is unable or ineligible to accept the award, that scholarship shall be awarded to the alternate winner in order listed above.

Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarship Trust

The Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to children of NALC members attending public, four-year colleges or universities supported by the state of Florida or St. Petersburg Junior College (no private colleges or universities and no other junior colleges). Scholarships are renewable one time. For the 2001-2002 academic year, more than 20 scholarships will be awarded.

The trust was established in 1985 by the late Costas G. Lemonopoulos, a retired letter carrier and member of St. Petersburg, FL Branch 1477.

To receive details about eligibility and requirements and an application form, print and fill out the preliminary application form (online in PDF format) and mail to the Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarship Trust, NALC, 100 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-2144 no later than June 1.

William C. Doherty Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers in honor of its president from 1941 to 1962, the William C. Doherty Scholarship Fund will award five scholarships of $4,000 each to children of members in good standing. (Beginning with the 2002-03 competition, the fund switched from awarding 15 $800 grants to five $4,000 grants, renewable for three consecutive years thereafter.)

Print and fill out the Doherty & Donelon Scholarships preliminary application form (online in PDF format) and mail to the William C. Doherty Scholarship Committee, c/o NALC, 100 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-2144 no later than December 31.


bulletApplicant must be the son, daughter or legally adopted child of a letter carrier NALC member in good standing—active, retired or deceased. Stepchildren and grandchildren are eligible if they live with the letter carrier in a regular parent-child relationship.
bulletApplicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of NALC for at least one year prior to making application.
bulletApplicant must be a high school senior when making application and must submit the application form, signed by the NALC member and an officer of the member’s NALC branch. This form must be returned to NALC headquarters by December 31.


bulletAll applicants must take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) in either their junior or senior year, and a copy of the original printout of the scores from the administering organization must be received at NALC headquarters by midnight, March 31.
bulletAll biographical questionnaires and secondary school reports must be received at NALC headquarters by midnight, March 31.


bulletScholarship is to be used toward pursuing undergraduate degree at an accredited college of recipient’s choice.
bulletWinners may accept other college scholarship assistance in addition to the NALC award.
bulletAny change of schools or course of study must be done only with the permission of the NALC Scholarship Committee.
bulletA transcript of grades must be forwarded to the committee at the end of each school year.
bulletIf winner suffers certified serious illness, scholarship will be held in abeyance for not more than one year.
bulletIf unusual conditions are going to require an interruption in schooling, recipient must state reason(s) in writing to the Scholarship Committee and request that the scholarship be held in abeyance. Request(s) will be reviewed by the Committee and a decision rendered.
bulletIf the NALC member is suspended by his/her local NALC branch or enters supervision, scholarship will be canceled.

Terms of award

bulletThe official scholarship judges will award one scholarship in each of the five USPS Regions. Winners are judged on the basis of secondary school records, personal qualifications and test scores. As in the past, the scholarship judges will consist of experienced persons in the educational field. Decisions of the judges will be final.
bulletScholarship awards will be $4,000 annually, renewable for three consecutive years thereafter providing the winner maintains satisfactory grades. Award money will be deposited annually with the college. It will be credited to the winner’s account to be drawn upon under the rules and regulations which the college has established for handling scholarship funds. Award money is to be used for required college fees, including room and board and transportation fees.
bulletChildren of NALC national officers are not eligible.

Union Plus Scholarship Program

Members, spouses and children of NALC and other unions that participate in the AFL-CIO's Union Privilege program are eligible for Union Plus scholarships, which range from $500 to $4,000. This is a one-time cash award sent to individual winners for undergraduate study beginning in the fall of the same year.

Information about future awards is available on the Union Privilege website at


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