IBEW Founders' Scholarships

(Please review the checklist for eligibility before sending the application below)

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 March 1 of the scholarship year, or be charter members of a local union.
2. Each applicant must be recommended in writing by their 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.
3. At least two additional letters of recommendation must be sent by individuals testifying to the attributes of the applicant.
4. Copies of all academic transcripts from high school, college, apprenticeship, or other educational and developmental programs must be submitted.
5. A complete personal résumé is required. The résumé should outline: education and work history, military service, plus involvement in union, local, civic, community and religious affairs.
6. Applicants are required to submit a 250-500 word essay. The title and topic must be:
"How the Founders’ Scholarships Will Benefit the Brotherhood and the Electrical Industry." The essay must be typewritten and double-spaced.
7. Applicants must submit their test scores from the SAT I or the ACT. The judges must have a uniform standard of comparison; therefore, NO OTHER TESTING SERVICES ARE ACCEPTABLE. Previous scores or new test registration may be obtained by either writing: SAT I, The College Board, Box 6200, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6200, (609) 771-7600, or Act National Office, P. O. Box 451, Iowa City, Iowa 52243, (319) 337-1000. To send SAT I scores directly to the IBEW, fill in Item 11 with the IBEW code number 0485 and for the ACT fill in Block U with the IBEW code number 0697
8. Materials need not be sent at the same time but must be received prior to March 1 of the scholarship year.