IUOE LOCAL 825 announces its 2022 scholarship contest winners

Local 825 honored this year’s ten scholarship winners and their families at the East Brunswick Hilton in June. Business Manager Greg Lalevee and President John Wood were joined by Executive Board members John Rocco, Bob Davis, Joe Logan and Willie Vaccaro in congratulating the winners and their families..

Amanda Celentano of Frankford Township, NJ, is with her mom and dad, Daniel Celentano. She will attend Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Costa of Warren, NJ, with mom and dad Jose Manuel Costa. A recipient of the scholarship for Outstanding Appreciation and Understanding of Unionism and the Labor Movement, he will attend Stevens Institute of Technology.

Liliana Cunha of Easton, with mom and dad, Nelson Cunha. Liliana will attend Brown University and plans to major in neuroscience.

Michael Leanza of Bernardsville, with grandfather Fred G. Kocses and family members. Michael will attend Lehigh University to study integrated business and engineering.

Alana Nicole Linden of Washington Township, with mom and dad Jeffrey Linden. She will attend Florida Atlantic University to major in Architecture.

Greg Lalevee presents the scholarship award to Philip LoPiccolo of Barnegat. The son of Vincent LoPiccolo,Philip will attend the Citadel Military College of South Carolina and major in Business Management.

Nicolas Lunt of Washington Township, the son of James Lunt, receives his award from Greg. Nicolas will attend Rowan University and study Computer Science.

Nicole A. Rozanski of Philadelphia with mom and dad Michael Rozanski. This year’s recipient of the Service Award, Nicole will attend University of Sciences in the Physical Therapy Program.

McKenzie Viersma of Green Township with mom and dad Kevin Viersma and family members.

Anya Bachor of Harpswell, Maine, the granddaughter of William Bachor was unable to attend the dinner but was recognized for her achievement. Anya will attend Lesley University in the fall to major in film studies.

Golf Outing Sold Out. Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

All golfer slots have been sold out for the May 7 golf outing.

The good news is that a range of sponsorship opportunities are still available (see flyer). In addition, donations to the scholarship fund are appreciated. Make checks payable to the IUOE Local 825 Scholarship Fund, 65 Springfield Ave., 3rd Floor, Springfield, NJ 07081. For questions or more info, call 973-671-6911.

2022 Monmouth & Ocean County Central Labor Council Memorial Scholarship

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 current or deceased 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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2022 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.”


10th Annual Local 825 Golf Outing

Sign up now for the 10th Annual Local 825 Golf Outing benefitting the Scholarship Fund. Once again, this year’s outing will be held at the Gambler Ridge Golf Club in Cream Ridge, NJ. It’s coming up quick, Saturday, May 7, beginning with lunch at 11:30 a.m. to be followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. More details, including information for sponsorships, are on the flyer. Be sure to save the date, this event sells out and is always a great time.

2022 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 2022:

  • Seven 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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IUOE LOCAL 825 announces its 2021 scholarship contest winners

THE 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS have been selected. They will receive up to $10,000 over four years of schooling, the beneficiaries of Local 825’s fundraising events held throughout the year. This year’s ten winners are:

Three of the ten won awards in specific categories. Seven were awarded scholarships based on academic criteria. Here are this year’s winners.

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2021 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 Thursday, April 15, 2021 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

9th Annual Golf Outing is Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Golf slots are sold out but that SPONSORSHIPS are still available. Click here for sponsorship info.

For eight straight years, the Local 825 scholarship fund-raising golf outing has taken place, even through last year’s virus-related shutdowns. The ninth annual outing is scheduled for May 9 and it is not too early to register to play or participate as a sponsor. We’ve attached a flyer with all the details so save the date for another great year, all for the benefit of our scholarship fund and our children and grandchildren.


Gambler Ridge Golf Club
121 Burlington Path Road
Cream Ridge NJ 08514


Saturday, May 8th, 2021
11:30 AM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Shotgun Start
(Lunch and Dinner included)

Click here for registration and sponsorship form.