There are two scholarship opportunities available for dependents of Local 146 membersAs well as another for QCC members only below
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
- Must be a child of a local union member whose Union participates in the GPC and/or NMC maintenance agreement.
- Must be a resident of Alberta
- Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary education institution for the observed academic school year
All applications must be made through the website www.rjwbursary.com website. No other applications will be accepted.
This website will accept applications until the close of the business day on Wednesday November 25, 2016. Check back in the fall for 2017 applications.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship
This one application puts you in the running for 2 awards:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Must mail a typed or legibly handwritten application postmarked no later than March 1, 2017.
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, retired International Vice President James Pressley and General Counsel Michael Stapp, or his designee. The winners will be selected on the basis of such factors, including academic achievement, career goals, extra-curricular activities, outside school activities and the applicant’s essay.
min 350 word typed essay on this year’s topic:
Discuss the potential impact of trade deals like CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), signed in October 2016, and TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), which has yet to be ratified, on Boilermaker jobs in North America.
The scholarship awards will be transmitted directly to the college or university financial aid office prior to the start of the academic year.
The 2017 winners will be selected in the month of April. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 15, 2017 extenuating circumstances expected.
Mail Application and all supporting documents to:
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
753 State Avenue, Suite 570
Kansas City KS 66101
Attn: Scholarship Program
For more information please contact Melissa @ 780-451-5992 x 227
Matt Bakker Scholarship Award
The Quality Control Council (QCC) is once again providing scholarships, of up to $2,500.00, for 2016. The Matt Bakker Scholarships were created, in 1992, in honour of an Executive founding member of the QCC, Matt Bakker. Brother Bakker worked tirelessly on behalf of the all unionized members and their families and is credited with aiding in unionizing the Nondestructive Testing and Heat Treatment Industries.
- limited to QCC members’ dependent children who, are high school seniors and, will be entering their first year of a diploma or degree program, at any accredited college or university, in the fall of 2016.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following:
- Essay response;
- Academic achievement (provide confirmation of marks to date/transcripts);
- Extracurricular activities and other school activities;
- Volunteerism, and
- Career goals.
Candidates are required to send the detailed information above, along with a 1500 ‐ 2000 words essay on the following topic:
“While the common perception is that all Unions and Companies are in opposition to each other, how do Trade Unions benefit employers?”
Submit application to QCC National Director’s office by June 03, 2016.
Matt Bakker Scholarship 442 Gilmour Street Ottawa ON K2P 0R8
Fax: (613) 565‐1200