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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 academic study 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 a member in good standing).

Scholarship awards are based upon a variety of factors, including academic achievement, extra-curricular and outside school activities, career goals, and performance on a typed essay.

Scholarship candidates must submit the following:

  1. The completed online Scholarship Application;
  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).

The essay topic for 2019 is "In the past, the Labor Movement fought to end child labor, to adopt the five-day workweek, to increase safety on the job and much more. Looking at the world today, how do you envision labor unions improving the lives of working people?"

Applications submitted and mailed documents postmarked after the March 1, 2019 deadline cannot be considered.


Winners of the 2018 International Executive Council Scholarship Awards:

  • Jennifer Boch — Daughter of John Boch, Local 88 — $3,000
  • Madison Burchett — Daughter of Malcom Burchett, Local 108 — $3,000
  • Morgan Campbell — Daughter of Richard Campbell, Local 73 — $1,000
  • Kylie Feetham — Stepdaughter of Glen Gibson, Local 191 — $1,000
  • MacKenzie Foster — Daughter of Scott Foster, Local 580 — $1,000
  • Elijah Fullerton — Grandson of John Pannoni, Local 614 — $3,000
  • Jared Grace — Son of Patrick Grace, Local 203 — $1,000
  • Kennedy Hewitt — Daughter of Mark Hewitt, Local 128 — $1,000
  • Jonathan Hoerner — Son of John Hoerner, Local 363 — $5,000
  • Alexandra Karlinchak — Daughter of Timothy Karlinkchak, Local 744 — $3,000
  • Tiffany Kerry — Daughter of Maurice Duguay, Local 73 — $1,000
  • Nicole Lis — Daughter of Dariusz Lis, Local 5 — $3,000
  • Alicia MacDonald — Daughter of Rod MacDonald, Local 73 — $1,000
  • Molly MacDonald — Daughter of Paul MacDonald, Local 580 — $2,000
  • Robert Martin Jr. — Son of Robert Martin Sr., Local 5 — $3,000
  • Erik Mathews — Stepson of David Krysztopik, Local 237 — $3,000
  • Daysen McGoldrick — Son of Devon McGoldrick, Local 73 — $1,000
  • Caslin Morris — Daughter of Robert Morris, Local 555 — $1,000
  • Sydney Nahuliak — Daughter of David Nahuliak, Local 555 — $1,000
  • Teagan Parkin — Daughter of Kirby Parkin, Local 191 — $2,000
  • Wade Ridge — Son of Randall Ridge, Local 51 — $3,000
  • Logan Rose — Son of Patrick Rose, Local 169 — $3,000
  • Evelyn Shawn — Daughter of Travis Shawn, Local 83 — $3,000
  • Monica Sutherland — Daughter of Todd Sutherland, Local 73 — $1,000
  • Amber Tien — Daughter of Curtis Tien, Local 40 — $3,000
  • Talyia Tober — Daughter of Larry Tober, Local D575 — $1,000
  • Benjamin Ulmer — Son of Christopher Ulmer, Local 555 — $1,000
  • Gabrielle Vandaele — Daughter of Maurice Vandaele, Local 73 — $1,000

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

  • Teagan Parkin — daughter of Kirby Parkin, Local Lodge 191 — $1,000
  • Molly MacDonald — daughter of Paul MacDonald, Local Lodge 580 — $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 2019 awards will be available from your local lodge at the end of this year and will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2019. Applications postmarked after the March 1, 2019 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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