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

View 2019 winners here


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.   This year there are 100 bursaries available to win! Each in the amount of $2,000.00.

Rules for Eligibility

  1. Must be a child of a local union member whose Union participates in the GPMC and/or NMC maintenance agreement.
  2. Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary academic institution for the observed academic school year.


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

Check back in September 2020 for applications for next years draw.

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship

Alpplications now closed for 2020

Winners will be notified in May


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 a son, daughter, legally adopted child or dependent of a Boilermaker member in good standing.

Scholarship candidates must submit online application and supporting documents between January 1 and March 1, 2020.

Including 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. 350 word (min.) to 500 word (max) 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.

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


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 deadline cannot be considered.

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

The 2020 winners will be selected in the month of April.  Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 15, 2020 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