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Scholarship 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.



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2020 Scholarship 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. Get the complete rules below.

Academic Scholarship applicants who do not win are automatically entered into the Merit Scholarship raffle drawing (at the July Executive Board Meeting). Please do not submit multiple applications.

All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020.

2020 Rules

2020 Scholarship 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. Get the complete rules below.

Academic Scholarship applicants who do not win are automatically entered into the Merit Scholarship raffle drawing (at the July Executive Board Meeting). Please do not submit multiple applications.

All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020.

2020 Rules

2020 Academic Scholarships

Applications can be filled out online and printed for signature. Submit the 2020 Academic Scholarship Application now! Download the rules now for all of the details.

Note: All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020.

FIRST PLACE: $15,000

The two winners receive $6,000 for the first year and an additional $3,000 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.

SECOND PLACE: $12,500

The two winners receive $5,000 for the first year and an additional $2,500 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.

THIRD PLACE: $10,000

The two winners receive $4,000 for the first year and an additional $2,000 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.

Note: These scholarships can only be used for study at an accredited college or university located in the United States and 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. Winners must submit proof of full-time enrollment to receive payment.

Academic Scholarship Application

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2020 Academic Application

2020 Academic Scholarships

Applications can be filled out online and printed for signature. Submit the 2020 Academic Scholarship Application now! Applicants are encouraged to fill the application out online and print it for signature and submission. Download the application now. 

Note: All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020.

FIRST PLACE: $15,000

The two winners receive $6,000 for the first year and an additional $3,000 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.

SECOND PLACE: $12,500

The two winners receive $5,000 for the first year and an additional $2,500 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.

THIRD PLACE: $10,000

The two winners receive $4,000 for the first year and an additional $2,000 per year stipend for the second, third, and fourth years of college, provided they remain full-time students.

Note: These scholarships can only be used for study at an accredited college or university located in the United States and 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. Winners must submit proof of full-time enrollment to receive payment.

Academic Scholarships

2020 Merit Scholarships

Twenty-five (25) $2,000 merit scholarships are awarded to children of Local 3 members. Merit Scholarship winners are not judged on academic qualifications but are instead selected through a raffle drawing. These scholarships must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the U.S.

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.

Note: All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020.

2020 Merit Application

2020 Merit Scholarships

Twenty-five (25) $2,000 merit scholarships are awarded to children of Local 3 members. Merit Scholarship winners are not judged on academic qualifications but are instead selected through a raffle drawing. These scholarships must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the U.S.

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.

2020 Merit Application

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