Boilermakers Lodge 146

Family Scholarships

There are two scholarship opportunities available for dependents of Lodge 146 members

As 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

  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


All applications must be made through the website website.  No other applications will be accepted.

This website will accept applications starting September 15, 2018

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship

Apply Now before March 1, 2019


Please read the Rules for Eligibility and Procedures for Application and Selection for the complete list of rules.

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.

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.

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 (including son, daughter, legally adopted child or dependent of a member in good standing).

Scholarship candidates must submit all of the following:

  1. The completed online Scholarship Application
  2. Proof or relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member*; (i.e. birth certificate, proof or legal adoption, tax return, or current health insurance coverage)
  3. Official high school transcript
  4. Minimum 350 word, typed essay on the following topic:

“In the past, the Labour Movement fought to end child labour, to adapt the five-day workweek, to increase safety on the job and much more. Looking at the world today, how do you envision labour unions improving the lives of working people?”

*Proof of relationship or dependency and any other documents must be mailed to the following address and postmarked between January 1 and March 1, 2019.


ATTN: Scholarship Committee
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
753 State Avenue, Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101

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

Please read the Rules for Eligibility and Procedures for Application and Selection for the complete list of rules.

The 2019 winners will be selected in the month of April.  Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 15, 2019 extenuating circumstances expected.

For more information please contact Annette @ 780-451-5992 x 246

Matt Bakker Scholarship Award

Apply before June 3, 2016

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.

Scholarship eligibility

  • 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:

  1. Essay response;
  2. Academic achievement (provide confirmation of marks to date/transcripts);
  3. Extracurricular activities and other school activities;
  4. Volunteerism, and
  5. 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