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.
Winners are chosen based on a variety of criteria that include grades, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and a written essay on an assigned topic. The International Executive Council voted to increase the scholarship award total to $100,000 beginning with the 2022 scholarship year.
Applications for the 2022 awards will be available online at scholarships.boilermakers.org beginning January 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2022. Applications submitted after March 1 and supporting documents postmarked after March 1 will not be considered. Scholarships are also available through some local lodges, the Union Plus credit card program, as well as some state and regional labor councils. Check with your local lodge to learn more about scholarship opportunities.