There are two scholarship opportunities available for dependents of members of Local 146.
1. The Robert J. Watson National Bursary
The General Presidents' Maintenance Committee and the National Maintenance Council for Canada hold an annual Maintenance Industry National Bursary Program. In memory of one of our long serving industry leaders, we have named the program the Robert J. Watson National Bursary Program. This program applies to union members whose union participates in the GPC and/or NMC maintenance agreement and who live in areas where the agreement is in operation. The program awards 28 eligible individual from Alberta $500.00 bursaries each year by draw.
Rules for Eligibility
1. Must be a child of a local union member whose Union participates in the GPC and/or NMC maintenance agreement.
2. Must be a resident of Alberta
3. Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited post secondary education institution for the observed academic school year
Applicants must complete the application form when available and attach proof of registration (registrar's receipt and/or a letter from the Registrar confirming registration).
Applicants must complete the form, attach proof of registration and return to GPMC office by November 16, 2012.
2. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship
This one application puts you in the running for 2 awards;
1. The International Scholarship Awards a total of $50,000 with $38,000 designated for United States students and $12,000 designated for Canadian students. The amount of each award will be determined by the Scholarship Committee with no award being less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000.
2. Local Lodge 146 Scholarship awards one $2,000 grant and one $1,000 grant.
The International Brotherhood reserves the right to terminate the Scholarship Program provided that scholarships already granted and/or announced shall be fully awarded if the winners actually enter an accredited college or university.
Rules for Eligibility
1. Must be a son, daughter, legally adopted child or dependent (during high school years) of:
- a member in good standing of the International Brotherhood; or
- a member in good standing of the International Brotherhood at the time of death; or
- a member in good standing of the International Brotherhood at the time of retirement or total disability.
2. Must be a high school senior who will be entering their first year of a two year or four year program of academic study at a degree-granting, accredited college or university, within one year of graduation from high school.
3. Must mail a typed or legibly handwritten application postmarked no later than March 1, 2013.
The winners for the afore mentioned scholarships will be selected by the Scholarship Committee consisting of International Vice Presidents Edward Power (Chairman), Lawrence McManamon, Joseph Maloney and General Counsel Michael Stapp, or his designee. The winners will be selected on the basis of such factors as academic achievement, career goals, extra curricular activities, outside school activities and a typed or legibly handwritten essay on a subject to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
2013 Essay topic: "List and explain five (5) reasons why pensions are important to our society; describe a good pension's core values and characteristics; identify current trends imapcting pensions; and create a brief mission statement for a pension plan."
The awards will be transmitted directly to the college or university financial aid office prior to the start of the academic year. The awards may be used in whole or part at any time during the five-year period following the date of the award, provided that the recipient has enrolled in an accredited college or university, as a fulltime student, within one year of graduation from high school.
The 2013 winners will be selected in the month of April. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 15, 2013 extenuating circumstances expected.
For more information please contact Donna @ 780-451-5992 x 246