2018 IUOE Local 825 Academic and Special Scholarship Applications Now Available

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is pleased to announce the following Academic and Special Scholarship Award for 2018:

  • Six academic scholarship awards of $2,500.00 per academic year for four years
  • Three $2,500.00 special scholarships per academic year for four years, one in each of the following categories:
    • Outstanding Student-Athlete
    • Outstanding Student Service
    • Outstanding Appreciation/Understanding of Unionism and the Labor Movement

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5th Annual Local 825 Poker Run

Get ready for the fifth annual MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN.

Once again we will ride for fun and to benefit the Local 825 Scholarship Fund.

Sunday, Sept. 24. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Local 825 Training Center, 338 Deans Rhode Hall Road, South Brunswick. The ride begins at 11. The destination is a great BBQ at Moose Lodge, 1240 East Veterans Highway in Jackson, NJ. A band will entertain.

The ride is $25 per rider and covers the food, band and a contribution to the scholarship fund. It’s always been a great time, guaranteed!

If you need additional information, contact Melissa at 973-671-6911.

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Operating Engineers Local 825 Awards $90,000 in Scholarships to Nine Grads

Members of the IUOE Local 825 presented $10,000 scholarships to nine graduating high school seniors Tuesday at the East Brunswick Hilton.

The scholarship money was raised by Local 825 members over a 12-month period through a series of fundraising activities, including a golf outing, a sporting-clays rifle shoot; a dinner dance; and a motorcycle “Poker Run.”

“We hope that these awards will help students reach their potential through higher education,” said Greg Lalevee, Local 825’s Business Manager.  “Given the ever-increasing costs involved, these scholarships mean a lot to the families who receive them.”

Six scholarships were awarded on the basis of academic performance and three were awarded for achievements in athletics, service and understanding of union values.

The winners were:

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Middlesex-Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship

This program offers three awards: First place, $2,500. Second place, $1,500. Third place, $1,000.

Students are eligible if they have a parent or guardian who is a member in good standing in a local union which is affiliated with the Middlesex and Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Counci, l or if the applicant is a union member.

In addition, applicants also must:

  1. Provide verification of acceptance at a post-secondary educational institution and verification of a B average or above in the graduating class.
  2. Write an essay of not less than 250 words on the subject of the Labor Movement detailed on the application form. Instructions are found on the application form.

Completed application and essay must be postmarked by Friday, April 17, 2017 and mailed to Frank Burke, whose address is found on the application.

Middlesex-Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship Application Form

Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council Scholarships

The Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council offers two separate scholarships: The Frank Thompson Jr. scholarship and the George L. Pelletteri scholarship. The amounts are $500 for the George Pelletieri scholarship and $2,000 for the Frank Thompson scholarship.

For both, applicants must be a high school senior and the child of a current or deceased member of the Union affiliated with the Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council.

Required proof of eligibility includes:

  1. Verification of class rank and SAT scores
  2. An essay of no less than 200 words on the subject “What the American Labor Movement has meant to my family.”

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Complete requirements and application forms are below:

Frank Thompson Jr. Scholarship

George L. Pelletteri Scholarship

 

Monmouth & Ocean County Central Labor Council Memorial Scholarship

Another scholarship has been added to the Local 825 website, this one from our brothers and sisters at the Monmouth & Ocean County Central Labor Council.
Applicants must attend (or plan to attend) a college, university or technical school and be a member or the child of a member of a union affiliated with the Monmouth and Ocean Central Labor Council AFL-CIO. Click here for complete application details.
 

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2017 IUOE Local 825 Academic and Special Scholarship Applications Now Available

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is pleased to announce the following Academic and Special Scholarship Award for 2017:

  • Six academic scholarship awards of $2,500.00 per academic year for four years
  • Three $2,500.00 special scholarships per academic year for four years, one in each of the following categories:
    • Outstanding Student-Athlete
    • Outstanding Student Service
    • Outstanding Appreciation/Understanding of Unionism and the Labor Movement

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