DEPENDENTS OF BOILERMAKER members are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000. Each year, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers awards a total of $50,000 worth of scholarships annually to dependents of members in the U.S and Canada.
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 who are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing. A dependent may be a son, daughter, legally adopted child, or other dependent of an active, retired, disabled or deceased member.
Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria which include grades, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and a written essay on an assigned topic. Applications for the 2021 awards will be available online at https://scholarships.boilermakers.org after January 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2021. Applications and supporting documents submitted after March 1 will be disqualified. Scholarships are also available through some local lodges, Union Plus and some state and regional labor councils. Check with your local lodge and outside organizations to find out more about scholarship opportunities.