Brothers and Sisters,
Below is a communication from our International President regarding the IBEW Founders Scholarship. You are the best and the brightest our industry has to offer, please take advantage of this opportunity!
Gregory W. Booth
February 16, 2012
VIA EMAIL AND U.S. MAIL
To: All IBEW Local Unions in the United States and Canada
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
The IBEW Foundersí Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and lineman who
organized 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 Foundersí Scholarship (Form 172 ) is enclosed. This form can be copied and is also
available on the IBEW website (www.ibew.org ). In an effort to make the IBEW Foundersí
Scholarship as inclusive as possible, we no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT
to be eligible.
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 Foundersí Scholarship. Please note, if a member has been on honorary withdrawal
at any time during the aforementioned period, he/she will not be eligible to participate.
Spouses or children of IBEW members are not eligible for the IBEW Foundersí
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.
I encourage all interested eligible members to participate in the IBEW Foundersí
Scholarship Program. Please make the Foundersí Scholarship opportunity known to your
members and urge them to apply.
With best wishes, I am
Edwin D. Hill