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Employee Dependent Scholarship

The Employee Dependent Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $1000, Average: $1099, Maximum: $1500
Application Deadline: 31-Dec
Requirements: Applicant must be the child of an active, retired, or deceased Union Pacific Railroad employee and a National Merit finalist. Applicant must apply in junior year of high school, and must take the PSAT.
Eligibility: College freshman

Sponsorship provided by:

Union Pacific Railroad
Scholarship Administrator, 1700 Farnam Street, 10th Floor North
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402 271 4000 / 877 275 8747

You can find out more by contacting:

UP HR Services Center

A good place to start is to investigate any material provided for the scholarship. The best shot of obtaining money is a result of first understanding the qualifications and making sure you meet them. At the outset be aware of the driving force for the Union Pacific Railroad and what they hope to achieve with the Employee Dependent Scholarship. If you meet the requirements, figure out if there is the possibility to obtain the scholarship. Once you believe that you have the possibility that you can be one of the winners of the Employee Dependent Scholarship, then it is useful to use your time.

An important detail of working toward obtaining the scholarship is properly completing the forms. Applications can sometimes be drawn-out and tedious, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application precisely and thoroughly. Use caution to insure that you will not be denied because of some minor point.

After filing, it's important to know when the Employee Dependent Scholarship confers the award and actually dispenses any funds in order to know whether or not it is possible to rely on the scholarship to assist with any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, since there might be constraints in what can be paid with the Employee Dependent Scholarship. You might find it challenging to manage the expenses associated with school, and having the additional resources of the Employee Dependent Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources can make things much easier. Even if you don't obtain the Employee Dependent Scholarship, keep at it, there will be alternative scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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