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General Information

Name IBEW Founders' Scholarship
Number of Awards
Award Value $200 - $3,000
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until May 1
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Contact Information

Contact International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
1125 15th Street N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone (202)833-7000

Scholarship Description

The IBEW Founders' Scholarships honor the dedicated wiremen and linemen who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships annually 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.

This award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an initial bachelor's degree in an approved field. The maximum distribution is $24,000 over a period not to exceed eight years.

Checklist for Eligibility

Founders’ Scholarship competition is an adult program, to be used solely by IBEW members. It is NOT for the children of members.

1. Applicants must have been in continuous good standing and have paid dues without an Honorary Withdrawal for the four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year, or be charter members of a local union.

2. Each applicant must be recommended in writing by the local union business manager. If there is no office of business manager, then the recommendation must come from the local union president, system council chairman or general chairman.