To encourage educational achievement and to make possible further study, beyond high school, for children of deceased members of Local 8 (IBEW), OR for disabled members or children of disabled members of Local 8 that are participants in the organization’s health and welfare program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
The criteria used for selection of scholarship recipients include consideration of the following:
a. Applicant must be the son or daughter (26 years of age or younger) of a deceased member of Local 8 (IBEW). The age requirement can allow up to four additional years for military credit (30 years of age or younger if applicant was in the military). OR Applicant must be a disabled member (as determined by Local 8 IBEW) or a child of a disabled member of Local 8 who is a participant in the organization’s health and welfare program.
b. Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a GED or be eligible for graduation in the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
c. Applicant must have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) by the end of his/her last semester of instruction (at the high school or college level).
d. Applicant must be planning to pursue undergraduate study (full or part-time) at a two or four year college/university or study the skilled trades working toward certification or degree at a post-secondary educational institution or other school of the student’s choice (which must be described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code).
e. Recipients may have their scholarship renewed for up to three years if additional study is needed to complete a degree or certificate. To be considered for renewal, a recipient must re-apply each year and meet the requirements outlined in (c) and (d) above.
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