John J. Sweeney Scholarship 2022

  • Partial Funding Up to $20,000
  • Ulster University
  • Masters
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • UK
  • 04/30/2022
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Scholarship Description:

This special scholarship is named in honour of AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney, the son of Irish immigrants, who dedicated his life to advancing the well-being of working people, making outstanding contributions to working people both in the US and internationally which will live on for years to come.

Degree Level:

John J. Sweeney Scholarship 2022 is available to undertake Masters level programs at Ulster University.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The John J Sweeney Scholarship has a value of $20,000 and that is used towards the Scholar’s tuition fees for an MA or MSc at Ulster University.

This scholarship is generously supported by funds raised by the AFL-CIO, the American Labor community, business and civic organisations, and individuals.

Eligible Nationalities:


Eligibility Criteria:

The Scholarship will be open to all US citizens who:

  • Have been offered a full-time place on MSc or MA and have made a firm commitment to Ulster University during the admissions phase;
  • Are a US union member; or;
  • Have a familial connection to a US union member (mother, father, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent); or;
  • Can provide a reference letter from a union sponsor.

Application Procedure:

  • Candidates must apply via the online application form
  • Applicants must ensure that all sections of the application form are completed with all additional requirements attached to the application.

These include:

  • Scanned copy of original degree certificate demonstrating achievement of GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Where applicable, reference letter from a US Union sponsor
  • 500 - 750 word personal statement
  • Two academic reference letters
  • A scanned copy of their US passport

Full details are included on the form

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