Friday, February 19, 2016 is the IBEW Canada scholarship application deadline. Five scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be made available to all Canadian IBEW members and their families, who are currently enrolled in full or part-time studies, or who are currently in pursuit of a post-secondary diploma or degree (applied to and/or accepted by institution).

All applicants are required to submit a brief essay (the applicant must do the essay themselves), outlining the benefits of belonging to the IBEW. These essays will become the property of the IBEW and following a validation of each candidate, the successful applicants will be decided by holding a random draw.

The application form is at the IBEW Canada website.

IBEW Founders’ Scholarship

The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honours the dedicated wiremen and linemen who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This award is for up to $200 per semester credit hour or $134 per trimester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate’s, bachelor’s, or postgraduate degree in a field that will further the electrical industry overall (as determined by the Founders’ Scholarship Administrator). The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed 8 years.

Applicants are required to submit a 250-500 word essay (typed and double spaced). The title and topic must be: “How I Will Use My Founders’ Scholarship to Benefit the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Electrical Industry.”  Materials need not be sent at the same time but all must bepostmarked or emailed prior to May 1 of the scholarship year.

The application form is at the IBEW International website.