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Scholarship logoScholarship Program

Operating Engineers Local 3 represents the interests of people who build and protect. With that in mind, we want to build and protect the future of the Operating Engineers by supporting those who aspire to further their education with the help of the Local 3 Scholarship program.

2014 Winners Announced!

Scholarship Rules (download complete rules...)

The Local 3 Officers, Executive Board and the Scholarship Board of Directors understand that the workplace is rapidly changing, and many jobs require skills that can be attained only with a good education. Local 3 is dedicated to giving our young people the opportunity to succeed by providing them with the chance to further their education and training. For this reason, Local 3 awards annual scholarships to sons, daughters, stepchildren and foster children of Local 3 members.

Academic Scholarships

Six academic college scholarships are awarded to sons, daughters, stepchildren and foster children of Local 3 members. The first, second and third place awards are detailed below:

  • Scholarships of $4,000 each are awarded to the first-place female and male applicants. They will receive $2,000 for the second, third and fourth year of study if they remain a full-time student.
  • Scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded to the second-place female and male applicants. They will receive $1,500 for the second, third and fourth year of study if they remain a full-time student.
  • Scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to the third-place female and male applicants. They will receive $1,000 for the second, third and fourth year of study if they remain a full-time student.

These scholarships can only be used for study at any accredited college or university located in the U.S.

Merit Scholarships

Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to sons, daughters, stepchildren, and foster children of Local 3 members. These scholarships must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the United States.

Operating Engineers Local 3 scholarships will not impose restrictions of any kind on the course of study. Recipients may accept any other grants or awards that do not rule out scholarship aid from other sources.

Donations online

Donate to the scholarship fund with the new, secure donations page. Please consider donating to the Local 3 Scholarship Foundation and help us build a better future for all.


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