Boilermaker Scholarship Program Competition

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.  Click here for full details.

Boilermaker scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program 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 active, retired, disabled, or deceased members).

Scholarship awards are based upon academic record, extra-curricular and outside school activities, career goals, and performance on a typed essay. Candidates must submit an official application (postmarked between January 1 and March 1), proof of relationship to a Boilermaker member, SAT and/or ACT test scores (for U.S. citizens only), a high school transcript, and a 300-500 word essay on a specific theme (a new essay topic is announced each December for that year’s scholarship application).

2022-2023 Boilermaker Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following Local 555 winners of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarships as selected by the IEC Scholarship Committee:

2023-$1,000 – Abigail Raelyn Passmore, daughter of Richard Passmore
2022-$1,000 – Caitlin Dawn Combot, daugther of Jerry Combot

Robert J. Watson National Bursary

The Robert J. Watson Bursary is offered annually through the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee/National Maintenance Council, an alliance of International Building Trades Unions that negotiates and administers labour agreements tailored for maintenance work at industrial plants in Canada.

The child of a construction worker who is a member of one of the construction and building trades unions, whose local union has within its jurisdiction a general GPMA or NMA, can win a $1,000 bursary towards higher education. There are 88 bursaries across Canada.

Learn more about the Robert J. Watson Bursary by clicking here.