SEA/SEIU Local 1984 understands the importance of higher education for our members and their family. As a member, you have access to several scholarships and degree options. You can read more about each below:
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members and their families are eligible for scholarships from our scholarship funds as well as through Union Plus.
Union Plus scholarships
Applicants for this competitive scholarship are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The deadline is yearly at the end of January. Find more information at Union Plus Scholarships for Union Members and Their Children.
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 scholarships
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation administers the SEA’s three scholarships – you must apply for either online using the NHCF’s common application. When completing the application, you must check the box denoting that you are a “State Employee Association member or dependent.” Please note that demand for these scholarships is strong.
*NEW – The John Amrol scholarship is open to all members and their dependents, but preference will be given first to applicants connected to the DOT and then to any applicants pursuing a civil engineering degree.
The Joan Dolloff Scholarship is established to provide scholarship assistance to SEA members and their dependents who are pursuing studies in a healthcare field.
The State Employees of NH Inc. Scholarship is established to provide scholarship assistance to SEA members and their dependents.
If you have questions about these scholarships, you can contact the Student Aid team at the Charitable Foundation by calling 225-6641, then selecting option 2.
Degree programs and discounts
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members are entitled to several higher education benefits:
New England College (discounted tuition) – NEC provides a 15 percent tuition discount to SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members on the majority of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs. NEC will also waive all fees, except the end-of-program graduation fee. NEC’s Accelerated Associates in Professional Studies will be discounted at 10 percent. This discount does not apply to doctoral programs. Contact the college directly at 428-2000. www.nec.edu
SNHU’s College for America – Earning your degree can be challenging with a busy work/life schedule. So we’ve partnered with Southern New Hampshire University(SNHU) to reinvent higher education your way – offering quality online college programs that aren’t just affordable, but flexible. Now it’s easier than ever to gain the degree or work-relevant skills you need to succeed. Our partnership with SNHU allows for a 25% discount on all courses at SNHU. This would bring tuition for undergraduate-level classes from $960.00 to $720.00. For graduate-level courses, this would bring the tuition per course from $1,881.00 down to $1,411.00. You can view all of our information for this partnership by visiting this link: https://www.snhu.edu/lp/workforce-partnerships/seiu. Read more on the SEIU member benefits site.
SEIU’s FREE College Program offered by SEIUMB through Eastern Gateway Community College
On Friday, October 21, 2022 Eastern Gateway Community College was granted a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Education’s cease-and-desist action, which was affecting the SEIU’s Free College benefit for members.
Based on this ruling Eastern Gateway Community College has indicated that they will enroll students for the Spring 2023 term under the Free College Benefit. Students should work directly with their school to determine their enrollment eligibility and options.
Eastern Gateway Community College
Additional information can be found here: https://egcc.edu/press-release/
Call 888-590-9009 or Email Online@egccfreecollege.org.