L-83 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS are pictured with the lodge's scholarship committee. Front row, l. to r., Vice President Tom Dye, Megan Speichinger, Hayley Nash, Sarah Matthews and BM-ST Joe Lewandowski; back row, l. to r., Inspector John Seward, Trustee Chairman Casey Jensen, and President Scott Campbell.
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for three local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).
The committee selected Victoria Wren Kuefler, daughter of Ken Kuefler, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the lodge. Victoria is a graduate of Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks, Alberta. She is attending Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and plans to pursue a career in health care. (Attendance deferred for one year.)
Chelsea Elizabeth Mackey, daughter of John Mackey, Local 146, will receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship. Chelsea is a graduate of Bay d’Espoir Academy in Milltown, Newfoundland. She is attending Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in biology and chemistry. She plans to become a high school teacher.
Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio) presented two $2,000 Don Storey scholarships. Emily Mae Humphreys, daughter of member Josh Humphreys, received one of the awards. Emily is a graduate of Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. She is attending the University of Arkansas, where she plans to study nursing.
The second $2,000 award went to Mia Anne Xiaohuan Kern, daughter of member Paul Kern. Mia is a graduate of Lakota West High School in West Chester Ohio. She is attending Ohio State University and is seeking a degree in psychology.
Local 13 and Local 108 present scholarships
EDUCATIONAL GRANTS were presented earlier this year by Local 13 (Philadelphia) and Local 108 (Birmingham, Ala.) to dependents of their respective memberships.
Local 13 selected winning applicants for 14 academic scholarships and two Jeffrey C. Davis Graduate Awards.
The vocational grant, funded by the widow of apprentice Jeffrey C. Davis (who died in a 2002 job-site explosion), as well as the Jeffrey C. Davis Graduate Award, will be given over a period of two years at $600 per semester for four semesters.
The Local 13 scholarship committee does not release the names of scholarship winners for publication.
Local 108 selected Scarlett Peters, daughter of member Donald Peters, for a $2,000 scholarship.
Dependents of Local 105 and Local 146 members who are eligible and apply for the Boilermakers IEC scholarship are also considered applicants to their respective local lodge award programs.
Dependents of Canadian members who are eligible and apply for the Boilermakers IEC scholarship are also considered applicants to the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL) scholarship program.
L-83 special fund awards five $3,000 scholarships
LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) awarded six $3,000 scholarships to dependents of lodge members in 2014. They went to Kelsie Anderson, daughter of Michael J. Anderson; Brooklyn Cornish, daughter of Ronald D. Cornish; Sarah Matthews, daughter of James Matthews; Casey Talkington, daughter of Garry Talkington; Hayley Nash, daughter of Jackie Nash; and Megan Speichinger, daughter of John Speichinger.
L-40 Family member awarded Union Plus scholarship
MADELINE MOORE, DAUGHTER of Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.) member Michael Moore, took advantage of the Union Plus scholarship program to earn a $1,000 award in 2014.
Madeline is one of 116 students representing 39 unions to receive a scholarship. She hopes to obtain a biology degree and become a doctor.
Union Plus provides $150,000 annually to help high school graduates go on to higher education, with awards ranging from $500 to $4,000. The one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of each year, and students may re-apply each year. Applications for 2015 are now being accepted. The deadline is January 31, 2015 at 12:00p.m. (noon) Eastern Time.
For more information visit www.unionplus.org/scholarship.