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 and in the U.S.
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 (includes son, daughter, legally adopted child or dependent of a member in good standing).
Scholarship candidates must submit all of the following:
- The completed online Scholarship Application
- Proof of relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member*; (i.e. birth certificate, proof of legal adoption, tax return, or current health insurance coverage)
- SAT and/or ACT test scores (U.S. citizens only)
- Official high school transcript
- Minimum 350 word, typed essay on the following topic:
“In the past, the Labor Movement fought to end child labor, to adopt the five-day workweek, to increase safety on the job and much more. Looking at the world today, how do you envision labor 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
573 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.