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Scholarship Foundation Awards
Scholarship Contest Rules & Instructions
Applications and additional required material will be accepted between January 1 and March 31, 2017. A U.S. Postal Service official postmark of March 31 will be accepted.
Thirty-Two (32) college scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to the sons and daughters of members of Pipe Trades Local Unions affiliated with the California State Pipe Trades Council.
These scholarships must be used for study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university. The California State Pipe Trades Council Scholarship Foundation will not impose restrictions of any kind on the course of study. Recipients may accept any other grants or awards which do not rule out scholarship aid from other sources.
Who May Apply
Sons and daughters of U.A. Union members may apply. The parent of the applicant must be a member of a Local Union affiliated with the California State Pipe Trades Council, and currently in good standing for at least one full year. Students' transcripts must indicate a grade point average of no less than 2.5.
The applicants may be:
High school seniors graduating in June and attending a U.S. 4-year college or university during the coming academic year; must provide an official high school transcript as well as proof of enrollment at, or acceptance to, a four-year college or university.
Full-time community college students attending a U.S. 4-year college or university during the coming academic year; *must provide an official community college transcript verifying full-time attendance, as well as proof of enrollment at, or acceptance to, a four-year college or university.
Full-time students currently attending a U.S. 4-year college or university and continuing full-time attendance during the coming academic year; *must provide an official college or university transcript verifying full-time attendance.
*If the school transcript does not list your "classes in progress," you must provide documentation that clearly verifies your current full-time registration.
Please note: Proof of application to colleges/universities does not meet the required proof of enrollment or acceptance.
After verifying the eligibility of the applicants, the California State Pipe Trades Council Scholarship Foundation will submit completed applications for judging by an external, independent panel comprised of UC Berkley alumni with experience in awarding scholarships to deserving students.
Applicants will receive points based upon the following criteria: academic honors (2); school activities (2); community service (2); application form (2); essay style (4); and essay content (8) -- a possible total of 20 points. The University Scholarship Selection Committee will submit the list of scholarship finalists to the California State Pipe Trades Council Scholarship Foundation.
Scholarship winners will be announced at the California State Pipe Trades Convention in May. Winners will be notified and presented award checks by the Business Manager of their parent’s Local Union.
The following items must be received:
It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all the above items are received on time at the following address:
California State Pipe Trades Council Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 1797
Sacramento, CA 95812
For more information contact (916) 446-7311.