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 Council 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.”


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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11/5/2016 Local 825 Dinner Dance to benefit the Scholarship Fund

Saturday, November 5, 2016.
East Brunswick Hilton, 3 Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, NJ
Tickets are $200 per person on a first come, first served basis.
Ads are also available in the commemorative Souvenir Journal.
All proceeds will be dedicated to the education of Local 825 members’ children and grandchildren.
This event has sold out in years past so please respond before October 21.
Contact Melissa Kulas at 973-671-6911.

Local 825 Sporting Clays Scholarship Fundraiser

In short, it was a blast. Members came together for a great time at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays site to raise money for the Local 825 scholarship fund. Thanks to John Rocco for pulling it together and Greg Lalevee who was on hand to congratulate the prizewinners. Everyone got 100 chances to hit a clay pigeon and some did better than others. But everyone had fun … here’s some more proof.

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Local 825 members and children invited to apply for NJ Steel Association Jack Daly and Les Hynes Scholarship Awards

Our members and children are invited to apply for scholarships available through the New Jersey Steel Association, to help pay for attendance at any institution of higher learning (University, College, Junior College, Technical or Trade School).

Preference will be given to applicants who pursue either a degree or certificate in architecture, engineering or other vocation directly related to the construction industry.

Applications must be received by July 6, 2016. For application details, click below.
Jack Daly Les Hynes Scholarship Fund – 2016 – Sponsored by The New Jersey Steel Association