The Elinor Glenn Scholarship Fund

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.

The 2018 Elinor Glenn Scholarship Recipients

SEIU Local 2015 would like to congratulate this year’s Elinor Glenn Scholarship recipients. Each recipient received a $1,000 scholarship to put toward his or her higher education. In 2018, 20 recipients were selected to receive the $1,000 scholarship created to honor Elinor Glenn and her incredible contributions to fight for worker rights and women’s rights.

2018 Elinor Glenn Scholarship Winners

2019 Elinor Glenn Scholarship Application

Call the SEIU 2015 Member Action Center at 855-810-2015 for more information. Complete all sections of the application, incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Personal Information

SEIU 2015 Member Information

(It can be the same as above if you're applying for yourself)

Upload Applicant Personal Statement

(Please upload) Applicant’s statement should clearly describe: Applicant’s social justice, labor or political activism and goals for working towards social change. If you had a break in your education please explain why and how ready you are to go back to school. Lastly, include correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. 500 words maximum

Please give your personal statement this naming convention: "last name_firstname_egscholarship-2019.pdf" (or .doc or .docx). Document upload accepts formats .pdf, .doc, and .docx. Max file upload size 1.5mb.

Summary of applicant's recent volunteer involvement and/or event attendance:

School Information

If you know the name of the school you plan to attend this fall, please provide the following:

You must mail copies of your academic transcripts. If you are graduating from high school this year, you must attach your high school transcript. If you have completed at least one year of education after high school you must send your college, university or technical / vocational school transcript. Your transcripts must reflect that you have maintained at a 2.8 grade point average. If you have below a 2.8 GPA please explain in your personal statement what was going on in your life.

Please send transcripts to:

Cindy Fernando-Raheem
Scholarship Coordinator
SEIU 2015
2910 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057