United Airlines Scholarship Fund Awards More Than $1 Million to Employees and Their Families

United Airlines Scholarship Fund Awards More Than $1 Million to Employees and
                                Their Families

730 United employees and their children earn scholarships for upcoming school
year

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is helping reduce the
costs of a college education for hundreds of deserving students this fall. The
United Airlines Scholarship Fund (USF), a charity sponsored by the company,
has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 730 employees and their
children for the 2014-15 academic year.

Funded through employee contributions and fundraising efforts, the USF helps
support the educational development of United co-workers and their families.
Since 2002, the program has awarded more than $8.7 million in financial
assistance to nearly 2,500 recipients.

"Providing opportunities for our employees and their loved ones to continue
learning, whether in the classroom or the office, is core to our working
together culture," said Donna Towle, the airline's vice president of employee
relations. "We are proud of this year's scholarship winners and grateful to
all the employees and business partnersat United who generously contribute to
this valuable program."

The USF is a private, nonprofit charity that supports students attending
accredited undergraduate, graduate and vocational technical institutions. A
majority of applicants reside in states with a United hub – California,
Colorado, Illinois, New York/New Jersey, Texas and Virginia – or regions where
a large number of employees live and work. Over its 12-year history, the
program has given scholarships to students across 46 states and 12 countries,
with 2014 winners hailing from as far away as London, Mexico City and Tokyo.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, honors,
school and community involvement, work experience and several other factors.
Students can apply for a one-time $1,000 award or a renewable $1,500
need-based award paid yearly for four years or until the recipient earns a
bachelor's degree. Winners of either scholarship can re-apply as graduate
students if they meet the eligibility and financial requirements.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200
flights a day to 374 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and
United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million
customers. With hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San
Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates more than 700 mainline
aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including
the 787-9 as the North American launch customer, and will welcome 32 new
Embraer 175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of
Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 27 member airlines.
More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries
around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on
Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United
Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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SOURCE United Airlines

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Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640,
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