IBB Offers College Scholarships

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.

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 – this includes retired, disabled and deceased members).

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 submit the following:

  1. The completed online Scholarship Application; (available Jan 1st)
  2. Proof of relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member;
  3. The results from their SAT and/or ACT test scores (for U.S. citizens only);
  4. The applicant’s high school transcript; and
  5. 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.

Applications submitted and mailed documents postmarked after the March 1, 2020 deadline cannot be considered.

For more information, please click here to visit the Boilermakers Scholarship website.