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.
2016 Scholarship Applications now available!
Applications for the 2016 OE3 Scholarships are available online now, in district offices and in OEFCU branches. See below for the applications.
Note: Applications must be postmarked between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2016 in order to be considered.
Academic Scholarships (download 2016 Academic Scholarship Application)
Six academic college scholarships will be awarded children of Local 3 members. The first, second and third place awards are detailed below:
FIRST PLACE: $10,000.00
Tom J. Stapleton Memorial Scholarships
Two winners will receive $4,000 for the first year and an additional $2,000.00 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.
SECOND PLACE: $7,500.00
Two winners will receive $3,000 for the first year and an additional $1,500.00 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.
THIRD PLACE: $5,000.00
Two winners will receive $2,000 for the first year and an additional $1,000.00 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.
Academic Scholarship applicants must be senior high school students who have, or will be, graduated at the end of either the fall semester (beginning in 2015) or the spring semester (beginning in 2016) in public, private or parochial schools. They must plan to attend an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States during the academic year and be able to meet the academic requirements for entrance in the university or college of their choice. Students selected for a scholarship must have achieved not less than a 3.0 ("B") weighted grade point average in their high school work.
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 children, stepchildren and foster children of Local 3 members. Download all of the rules now.
Merit Scholarships (download 2016 Merit Scholarship Application)
Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of Local 3 members. Merit Scholarship winners will not be judged on academic qualifications but will instead be selected through a raffle drawing. These scholarships must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the U.S. Winners must submit proof of full-time enrollment to receive payment.
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.
Please consider donating to the Local 3 Scholarship Foundation and help us build a better future for all. For details on how to donate, click here.