Are You Ready for College?
Dependents of Boilermaker members are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000. Each year, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers gives a total of $50,000 worth of scholarships to dependents of members, both in Canada and in the U.S.
Boilermaker scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation and are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing (includes son, daughter, legally adopted child or dependent of active, retired, disabled, or deceased members).
Scholarship awards are based upon academic record, extra-curricular and outside school activities, career goals, and performance on a typed essay.
Scholarship candidates must submit the following:
- The official Scholarship Application (postmarked between January 1 and March 1);
- proof of relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member;
- the results from their SAT and/or ACT test scores (for U.S. citizens only);
- the applicant's high school transcript; and
- a minimum 350 word, typed essay on a specific theme (a new essay topic is announced each December for that year's scholarship application).
The essay topic for 2013 is "List and explain five reasons why pensions are important to our society; describe a good pension's core values and characteristics; identify current trends impacting pensions; and create a brief mission statement for a pension plan."
Contact your local lodge for an application. Applications postmarked after the March 1, 2013 deadline cannot be considered.
Winners of the 2012 International Executive Council Scholarship Awards:
- Ciara Paige Anderson — daughter of Walter Anderson III, Local lodge 40 — $1,000
- Bailey Anne Box — daughter of James Box, Local Lodge 455 — $1,000
- Lucas Aaron Carmitchel — son of Charles Carmitchel, Local Lodge 83 — $1,000
- Wade Robert Catt — son of Barry Catt, Local Lodge 374 — $1,000
- Autumn Ciara Clevenger — daughter of David Clevenger, Local Lodge 40 — $1,000
- Tyson Leo Costa — son of Edgar Costa, Local Lodge 359 — $2,000
- Oscar Anthony Fuentes — son of Rafael Fuentes, Local Lodge 5 — $3,000
- Daniel Patrick Gaughan — son of Thomas Gaughan, Local Lodge 13 — $2,000
- Nathaniel Andrew Gonzalez — son of Jacqueline Reinhardt, Local Lodge S185 — $1,000
- Kathleen Joy Griffin — daughter of Steven Griffin, Local Lodge 5 — $2,000
- Jordan Daniel Hannah — son of Larry Hannah, Local Lodge S7 — $1,000
- Mercedes Angel John — daughter of Kip John, Local Lodge 92 — $2,000
- Casandra Brooke Johnson — daughter of David Johnson, Local Loge 453 — $1,000
- Paul David Krell — son of David Krell, Local Lodge 1073 — $1,000
- Elisabeth Marie Leister — daughter of Wayne Leister, Local Lodge 13 — $1,000
- James Allen Long Jr. — son of James Long, Local Lodge 667 — $1,000
- Shannon Elizabeth McDonald — daughter of John McDonald, Local Lodge 146 — $2,000
- Julie Ella-May McNutt — stepdaughter of Scott Forrester, Local Lodge 359 — $2,000
- Faith Barbara McQueen — daughter of Dan Millette, Local Lodge 128 — $2,000
- Megan Marie Miller — daughter of Robert Miller Jr., Local Lodge 193 — $1,000
- Kristina Anne Murphy — daughter of Paul Murphy, Local Lodge 203 — $2,000
- Katelyn Marie Oeler — daughter of Robert Oeler, Local Lodge 154 — $1,000
- Jenna Marie Parks — daughter of Peter Parks, Local Lodge 154 — $1,000
- Marissa Amy Philippe — daughter of Rene Philippe, Local Lodge 128 — $2,000
- Brianna Nicole Reed — daughter of William Reed, Local Lodge 28 — $2,000
- Sydney Rose Richards — daughter of Paul Richards, Local Lodge S185 — $1,000
- Racheal Lynne Welch — daughter of James Welch, Local Lodge 453 — $2,000
- Katiemae Amber White — daughter of Gerald White Jr., Local Lodge 920 — $3,000
- Shane Raymond Whitson — son of Warren Whitson, Local Lodge 502 — $3,000
- Marissa Ann Witherup — daughter of Shawn Witherup, Local Lodge 154 — $1,000
- Sara Ann Zahorchak — daughter of Thomas Zahorchak, Local Lodge 154 — $2,000
- Nathan Andrew Zimmerman — son of Carl Zimmerman, Local Lodge 484 — $1,000
Winners of the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL) scholarships selected by the International Scholarship Committee:
- Spencer David Balay — son of Dave Balay, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
- Madison Alyssa Kerr — daughter of Daniel Kerr, Local Lodge D277 — $1,000
Winners of the local lodge scholarship awards selected by the International Scholarship Committee:
- Christopher Michael Kowal — son of Henry Kowal, Local 146 — $2,000
- Sarah Katherine Slone — daughter of Billy Slone, Local 105 — $2,000
- Amanda Renea Tussey — daughter of John Tussey, Local 105 — $2,000
- Shean Horngshian Yong — son of Ng Yong, Local 146 — $1,000
In selecting these winners, the members of the Scholarship Committee were highly impressed with their excellent grades throughout high school, their many achievement awards, their participation in many extracurricular activities, and their well-written essays.
Scholarship applications are available at the end of each year from your local lodge.
Applications for the 2013 awards will be available from your local lodge at the end of this year and will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2013. Applications postmarked after the March 1, 2013 deadline cannot be considered.
Contact your local lodge in December to get an application. The International will not mail applications to individuals.
Some local lodges have their own scholarship programs. Scholarships are also available through the Union Plus credit card program and some state and regional labor councils. For information on their scholarships, contact these organizations directly.
Union Plus Credit Card offers scholarships
The Union Plus Credit Card Scholarship Program is open to members of unions that are participating in the credit card program, their spouses, and dependent children attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, community college, technical college, or trade school.
Union Plus Credit Card Scholarship Program applications are available beginning in September. Applications can be downloaded from the Union Plus Web site at http://www.unionplus.org. Or, applicants can clearly print their name, return address, telephone number, and international union affiliation on a postcard and send it to: Union Plus Scholarship Program, P. O. Box 34800, Washington DC 20043-4800.
Application deadline is January 31. Award winners will be announced on May 31. However, due to the high volume of applications, only winners will receive notification.
All members are eligible to apply regardless of whether they carry a Union Plus Credit Card.