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:

  1. The official Scholarship Application (postmarked between January 1 and March 1);
  2. proof of relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member;
  3. the results from their SAT and/or ACT test scores (for U.S. citizens only);
  4. the applicant's high school transcript; and
  5. a minimum 350 word, typed essay on a specific theme (a new essay topic is announced each December for that year's scholarship application).

Contact your local lodge for an application or request one in writing from the committee at the address below.

Scholarship Committee
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
753 State Ave., Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101

Applications postmarked after the March 1, 2016 deadline cannot be considered.


Winners of the 2015 International Executive Council Scholarship Awards:

The essay topic for 2015 was "Discuss ways that unions could use social media to help organize new members and service current members."

  • Alison Grace Bachand-Lapointe — daughter of Ken Bachand, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Morgan Ellice Baird — daughter of Matthew Baird, Local Lodge D209 — $2,000
  • Daniel Jason Boutilier — son of Daniel Boutilier, Local Lodge 73 — $1,000
  • Abigail Nicole Burke — daughter of Sean Burke, Local Lodge 374 — $3,000
  • Andrew Loren Cessna — son of James Cessna, Local Lodge 744 — $1,000
  • Madeline Elsa Copeland — daughter of Dwayne Copeland, Local Lodge 363 — $2,000
  • Chelsea Catherine Costello — daughter of Ian Costello, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Hayden Douglas Flinner — son of Doug Flinner, Local Lodge 105 — $3,000
  • Andrew Thomas Fritz — son of Brian Fritz, Local Lodge 647 — $2,000
  • Shyann Marie Hartline — daughter of Travis Hartline, Local Lodge 656 — $1,000
  • Andrea Nicole Hennessey — daughter of Kenny Hennessey, Local Lodge 580 — $1,000
  • Joshua Michael Henry — son of Dale Henry, Local Lodge 1393 — $3,000
  • Catherine Rose Keeling — daughter of Harley Keeling, Local Lodge 169 — $2,000
  • Jacob Anthony Akers LaMar — son of Gabriel LaMar, Local Lodge 374 — $2,000
  • Taylor Joanne Lang — daughter of Scott Lang, Local Lodge 532 — $2,000
  • Melissa Marie Larade — daughter of Mark Larade, Local Lodge 73 — $1,000
  • Robert Lis — son of Dariusz Lis, Local Lodge 5 — $2,000
  • Austin Cody MacDonald — son of Roderick “Chad” MacDonald, Local Lodge 73 — $2,000
  • Haley Jade Maidment — daughter of Dean Maidment, Local Lodge 73 — $1,000
  • JoseC) Sophie Maillet — daughter of Gilles Maillet, Local Lodge 73 — $2,000
  • Kelsey Anne O’Brien — daughter of Kevin O’Brien, Local Lodge 5 — $2,000
  • John Wyatt Retkowski — son of Joseph Retkowski, Local Lodge 13 — $1,000
  • Megan Elizabeth Robison — daughter of Eric Robison, Local Lodge D533 — $1,000
  • Christopher Edward Rura — son of Edward Rura, Local Lodge 1393 — $2,000
  • Hannah Ellen Scherer — daughter of Brian Scherer, Local Lodge 158 — $1,000
  • Meaghan Ashley Sheerin — daughter of Daniel Sheerin, Local Lodge 344 — $1,000
  • Dillon Paul Stanhope — son of Dennis Stanhope, Local Lodge 397 — $1,000
  • Jessica Elizabeth Strenth — daughter of John Strenth III, Local Lodge 108 — $2,000
  • Curtis Wade Wentz — son of Dale Wentz, Local Lodge 1393 — $2,000
  • Casey Alexander White — son of Kevin White, Local Lodge 105 — $1,000
  • Savannah Victoria Williamson — daughter of Timothy Williamson, Local Lodge 108 — $1,000

Winners of the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL) scholarships selected by the International Scholarship Committee:

  • Daniel Jason Boutilier — son of Daniel Boutilier, Local Lodge 73 — $1,000
  • Dawn Elizabeth Curran — daughter of Edward Curran, Local Lodge 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 2016 awards will be available from your local lodge at the end of this year and will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2016. Applications postmarked after the March 1, 2016 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 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.

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