The Elinor Glenn Scholarship
SEIU Local 2015 members and their children are eligible for scholarships that could help fulfill your educational dreams. The Elinor Glenn Scholarship Fund is sponsored by SEIU 2015 as an opportunity to provide education financial assistance for long term caregivers, their children, stepchildren and grandchildren who are, or will be, attending an accredited college, university, community college or technical school.
We have named our Scholarship Fund to honor Elinor Glenn, who was a trailblazer for long term care worker rights and women’s rights. We are proud to honor her efforts with a Scholarship Fund that was started with generous funding from SEIU ULTCW and is now continued by SEIU 2015. As the first woman to be hired as an Organizer by SEIU, she was a pioneer in organizing the public sector well before they had collective bargaining rights.
She built her own union, SEIU Local 434 in Los Angeles, from 700 to 7,000 members and led the first strike of County workers to protect wages and seniority rights. That Union led to the incubation and nursing of SEIU Local 434B. Her role in helping to elevate the modern home care workers movement will remain among Elinor Glenn’s proudest moments. SEIU Local 434B later became ULTCW, and in 2015 with additions from other SEIU Locals with Long Term Care membership, 521, UHW, and CUHW into SEIU 2015, one Statewide Long Term Care Members Local.