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 ($12,000) and in the US ($38,000).
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 meet the rules for eligibility and must submit the following:
- The official Scholarship Application (postmarked between January 1 and March 1, 2017);
- proof of relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member;
- the results from their SAT and/or ACT test scores (for U.S. citizens only);
- the applicant’s high school transcript; and
- a minimum 350 word, typed essay on a specific theme (a new essay topic is announced each December for that year’s scholarship application).
The essay topic for 2017 is “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.”
Applications are available online, by contact Local Lodge 237 or can be requested in writing from the committee at the address below:
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
753 State Ave., Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101
Applications postmarked after the March 1 deadline cannot be considered.