UA Local 342 Press Releases

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020


The members of UA Local 342 have generously established the UA Local 342 Scholarship Program and have set aside funds to help our members meet the educational needs of those dependent upon them. These awards are intended to aid our members and/or their dependents in pursuit of a post-high school education at an institution of higher education. Applications for the 2020 UA Local 342 Scholarship Program are now available. You can get a copy of our application at, or call (925) 686-5880 to request an application from the Business Office, or you may pick one up in person. Completed applications may be submitted January 27 – June 30, 2020.


Our tiered scholarship system awards up to thirteen (13) scholarships across three (3) classes of applicants. Those classes and their available awards schedule are as follows:

(1) Part-time students carrying at least 6 units would compete for a single award of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(2) High-school students or those entering college (full-time) for the first time would compete for four (4) possible awards: (1) award of four thousand dollars ($4000), (1) award of three thousand dollars ($3000), (1) award of two thousand dollars ($2000), and one (1) award of one thousand dollars ($1000).

(3) Continuing college students (full-time) would compete for seven (7) possible awards: (1) award of four thousand dollars ($4000), (1) award of three thousand dollars ($3000), (2) awards of two thousand dollars ($2000), and three (3) awards of one thousand dollars ($1000).


All members of UA Local 342 in good standing are eligible to participate in this program. In addition, any eligible member of this Local Union may sponsor their spouse, child(ren), step-child(ren), grandchild(ren), and/or step-grandchild(ren). Children of deceased Local 342 members are also eligible, as are spouses of deceased members provided that they have not remarried and their spouse passed away no longer than five years prior to the closing date of the scholarship application period (June 30, 2020).



UA Scholarship Fund Information

The United Association Scholarship Trust Fund is gearing up for the 2020-2021 academic year scholarship awards. Up to 112 scholarships totaling as much as $222,000 will be awarded this year, including 106 for students pursuing undergraduate studies and up to six for students pursuing graduate studies. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 each. Generally, dependents of UA members who are pursuing a post-high school education at an accredited college or university may apply for a scholarship (please see eligibility requirements and award criteria in the detailed instructions found with the application). The deadline for submitting applications is June 7, 2020.

Applications are exclusively accepted electronically through Beginning February 15, potential applicants can check that website and click on the "Login" icon at the top right corner for additional instructions to access and submit applications. Upon logging in, users should be sure to click on the scholarship titled 2020 United Association Scholarship.

Awards will primarily be based on academic achievement and potential, personal achievement, and community involvement. Financial need may also be considered. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Applications will be judged by an independent and impartial Selection Committee, comprised of distinguished members of the community. The Selection Committee may request information concerning the financial circumstances of applicants and use this information in the award of scholarships. Also, note that because UA scholarships do not automatically renew each year, receiving an award in one year does not guarantee you awards in future years.

In addition, six scholarships will be given to "Second Chance" awardees. Those selected will be students whose academic achievement is not the best in their region, but rather students who demonstrate that they want another chance at an education that will help them get a good paying job.

We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Fund, and look forward to awarding our next round of scholarships to our deserving UA students.




The California State Pipe Trades Council (CSPTC) Scholarship Foundation awards college scholarships to sons and daughters of UA Union members in good standing for at least one full year. Students’ transcripts must indicate a GPA of no less than 2.5. Applicants may be:

• High school seniors graduating in June and attending a US 4-year college or university during the coming academic year.

• Full-time community college students attending a US 4-year college or university during the coming academic year.

• Full-time students currently attending a US 4-year college or university and continuing full-time attendance during the coming academic year.

Thirty-two (32) scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to the winning applicants. Applications and required accompanying materials will be accepted beginning January 1, 2020. They must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2020.

You can find the instructions and application on the CSPTC website at For more information you may also call the CSPTC Scholarship Foundation at (916) 446-7311.