SEIU Local 503 awarded 40 scholarships and awards totaling $25,000 this year through a member scholarship program. The scholarship program is funded through member dues and donations.




A $750 scholarship was awarded to Jeremy Rayman, a student at Southern Oregon University. And a $500 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Wood, who attends Western Oregon University. Both Rayman and Woods are residents of Ashland.




Financial aid awards of $500 per school year are offered to students entering an accredited institution of learning in the United States. Grant in aid awards of $750 per school year are given to students who are currently enrolled. Winners must be undergraduates and must be under the age of 25 at the time of their nomination. The scholarships are available to SEIU members and their spouses, qualifying domestic partners, sons, daughters, grandsons, and granddaughters.




Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scholastic ability and special consideration is given to SEIU Local 503 members who are currently public employees or who have been laid off from public employment.




The Jessie Bostelle Memorial scholarship was awarded to Melissa Anderson, a librarian Technician at the University of Oregon in Eugene.




SEIU Local 503 awards two memorial scholarships of $750 each. The Tony Lowery Memorial scholarship was awarded to Chuck Wynns from Salem who is enrolled at Western Oregon University in the Special Education program.




For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, contact Rebecca Kozisek at SEIU Local 503's Salem office at (503) 581-1505, ext 160 or at 800-452-2146.