2023 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 2023:

  • 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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9th Annual Poker Run

Get ready to ride in the 9th Annual Local 825 Poker Run. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Dayton Training Center. The ride will end at the Rahway Yacht Club for a festive BBQ with plenty of food and music. The Poker Run benefits Local 825. See flyer for complete details.

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

$45 per person
Payments will only be accepted by credit/debit at the door.

Registration: 9am – 11am


Local 825 Training Center
338 Deans Hall Road
South Brunswick, NJ


Rahway Yacht Club
1706 Paterson Street
Rahway, NJ
(Across from Best Western Riverside Hotel)
Food and Music

All proceeds benefit IUOE Local 825.

For more information contact Chris Lalevee (973) 671-6956

2022 Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Fund of the New Jersey Steel Association

Who May Apply

Any person, male or female, attending, or planning to attend any institution of higher learning (University, College, Junior College, Technical or Trade School). Please note that 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.


An applicant must either be an employee, or the child of any employee of a member firm of the New Jersey Steel Association Inc., or contributor to the Steel Industry Advancement Fund. More particularly:

  1. Children of members of Shopmen’s Local 502 whose parent (or guardian) is employed by a firm operating under a labor agreement with Local 502.
  2. Children of ironworkers referred to work by Iron Workers Local 11 (formerly, Local Unions #11, 45, 373, 480 and 483) as employees of a firm signatory to a labor agreement with Local 11.
  3. Children of operating engineers (Local Union #825) referred to work as employees of a firm signatory to a labor agreement with that Local.
  4. Any ironworker or operating engineer of the above mentioned unions who is employed by a member firm of the New Jersey Steel Association, Inc., or a contributor to the Steel Industry Advancement Fund.
  5. All other employees of member firms of the New Jersey Steel Association, Inc. or firms who contribute to the Steel Industry Advancement Fund as well as their children. However, executives and directors of member firms and their children are excluded.
  6. No paid officers or agents of the above mentioned unions or their children are eligible.
  7. Only one (1) child per family is eligible based on the applicant’s address.
  8. Until amended, total annual scholarship shall not exceed $25,000.

When to Apply

Applications must be received by July 20, 2022 addressed to:

Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Committee
New Jersey Steel Association, Inc.
50 Division Street, Suite 501
Somerville, NJ 08876

Email completed application to : Pagano@tvjjrp.com

Click here to download the application.

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.