History of the Grant

The Board of Directors of SUA believes in the preservation of the Slovenian culture in America.  The future leadership of SUA depends upon having members who have pursued academic or vocational education.The Board believes that financial limitations may influence the ability of students to pursue their educational goals. Sources of financial aid such as scholarships, tuition waivers, loans, etc. are available to provide support for tuition. This Educational Grant is designed to provide students of all ages a monetary award to help defray the costs of books, lab fees, etc.

Grant Requirements

Applicants are required to be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident of the US; you must be a SUA member in good standing and a high school graduate or a student in a higher education institution.The entire application must be completed and signed. Applicants will need additional pages to write three personal narratives. Any additional pages will required the first and last name on each page.The application form, reference letter, and additional pages with the first and last name on the top of each page must be received by July 1 of the year of application. Late submissions or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Application Process

Download the form below, and save it. The form is a fillable PDF document and is designed for the applicant to type information on the page; therefore, the applicant must save the document on the computer once it is filled in. The complete application and additional information must be submitted to and received by the Education Grant Selection Committee by email or at the address listed below by the deadline of July 1 for the upcoming school year:

Email here:

[email protected] (Annelise Gorensek-Benitez, SUA VP of Culture and Heritage; Subject: Educational Grant

Send by regular mail here:

Slovenian Union of America Educational Grant | 431 N Chicago Street Joliet, IL 60432-1703 Attention: SUA Educational Grant

Download the Application 

If you have questions, please send an email here:  [email protected]   Subject:  SUA Educational Grant