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*
- SAT and/or ACT test scores (U.S. citizens only)
- Official high school transcript
- A 350 word (minimum) to 500 word (maximum) 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.”
* Applicants must submit proof of relationship or dependency to the Boilermaker member in the form of a copy of their birth certificate, proof of legal adoption, tax return, or current health insurance coverage, via mail (postmarked by March 1, 2020) to:
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, 2020 deadline cannot be considered.
Please read the Rules for Eligibility and Procedures for Application and Selection for the complete list of rules.