The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who founded the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. An application for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship (Form 172) is enclosed. This is also available on the IBEW website www.ibew.org/FoundersScholarship.
All IBEW members who have been in continuous good standing for four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year in which they plan to apply are eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Please note, if a member has been on honorary withdrawal at any time during the aforementioned period, he or she will not be eligible to participate.
Spouses or children of IBEW members are not eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Union Plus has a scholarship that is available for IBEW members, as well as their spouses and dependent children. Please visit the Union Plus website www.unionplus.org for more information about other scholarship opportunities.
Once again AIL, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and MWG Apparel, in conjunction with the IBEW First District, will be offering five (5) Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to
all IBEW members and their families that are in studies pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree.
All applications (attached) must be submitted into our office no later than February 19th, 2016 and must be accompanied by a brief essay outlining the benefits of belonging to the IBEW.
A random draw will be held at the First District Office on February 26th, 2016 followed by an announcement identifying the five winners.
Please share this opportunity with your Local Union members and encourage them to participate if they qualify.
“MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS.” – SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON.