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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; (available Jan 1st)
  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 350 word (minimum) to 500 word (maximum) typed essay on the following topic:

“Describe why pension trusts are necessary to protect union families and expand upon which pension plan is the best way to achieve that: defined contributions or defined benefit.”

Applications submitted and mailed documents postmarked after the March 1, 2020 deadline cannot be considered.


Winners of the 2019 International Executive Council Scholarship Awards:

  • Devyn Barton — Daughter of Grant Barton, Local Lodge 363 — $3,800
  • Oalani Lela Ayanna Brown — Daughter of Pete Brown, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Peter Jonathan Bukiri — Son of Peter Bukiri, Local Lodge 1 — $3,800
  • Maycie Layne Edmondson — Daughter of Todd Edmondson, Local Lodge 108 — $3,800
  • Alyssa Ashten Ewasiw — Daughter of Wayne Ewasiw, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Alyssa Dawn Gillis — Daughter of Bain Gillis, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Christopher Lee Goff — Son of Christopher Goff, Local Lodge 28 — $3,800
  • Kady Graham — Daughter of Danny Graham, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Cassandra Jayne Hartwich — Daughter of James Hartwich, Local Lodge 359 — $1,000
  • Devin James Henry — Son of Dale Henry, Local Lodge 1393 — $3,800
  • Kim Holmes — Daughter of Vinnis Holmes, Local Lodge 5 — $3,800
  • Joseph Hutsell — Son of Robert Hutsell, Local Lodge 169 — $3,800
  • Katherine Joyanna Koontz — Daughter of Brian Koontz, Local Lodge 900 — $3,800
  • Jerri-Lyn Lewis — Daughter of Kevin Lewis, Local Lodge 203 — $1,000
  • Brooke Marie MacDonald — Daughter of Robert MacDonald, Local Lodge 580 — $1,000
  • Ashley Nicole McCarthy — Daughter of Greg McCarthy, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Samantha Dawn Meisner — Daughter of Owen Meisner, Local Lodge D575 — $1,000
  • Bailey Elizabeth Meyer — Daughter of Eric Meyer, Local Lodge 363 — $3,800
  • Kaylee Alexandrea Patuelli-McLellan — Daughter of Angelo Patuelli, Local Lodge 146 — $1,000
  • Emily Marie Peles — Daughter of Robert Peles, Local Lodge 154 — $3,800
  • Ambar Phillion — Daughter of Andre Phillion, Local Lodge 128 — $1,000
  • Emma Faith Zoldy — Daughter of Daren Zoldy, Local Lodge 128 — $1,000

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

  • Jerri-Lyn Lewis — Daughter of Kevin Lewis, Local Lodge 203 — $1,000
  • Emma Faith Zoldy — Daughter of Daren Zoldy, Local Lodge 128 — $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.

Applications for the 2020 awards will be available online at the end of this year and will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2020. Applications submitted after the March 1, 2020 deadline cannot be considered.

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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