The IBEW 965 Scholarship Program is open to all dependents of Members of Local 965
who will graduate from high school in the 2016 - 2017 school year. The Member must
have been in continuous good standing for at least two (2) years with Local 965, and the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The 2017 Scholarship award is in the
amount of two (2) $500.00 scholarship awards. The Local 965 Scholarship Committee
will determine the two winners for this year.
Applications must be received by April 1, 2017 to: Local 965, IBEW Scholarship
committee at 701 Watson Ave., Suite 200, Madison, WI 53713, on the official
application forms which are available from the Local 965 office, Chief Steward or Local
965 website. Applicants are required to submit a complete personal resume of their
notable activities to date. This is to include involvement in high school programs, clubs,
sports, community service, and personal goals. Applicants are required to submit an
essay of between 50 - 100 words. Describe how growing up in a union family has
benefited you and how you see it shaping your future. The essay must be typed.
The Local 965 member is required to submit an essay of between 50 - 100 words on
how has being a union member provided you and your family with values and
opportunities? Please explain how you have been able to instill those values in your son
or daughter. The essay must be typed.
Each Applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation, one (1) from their high
school and one (1) from outside the school (not a family member), who is familiar with
abilities and performance records.
Selection of Winners:
The Scholarship Committee will examine the complete record of each scholarship
applicant. All applicants that satisfactorily complete the requirements of the scholarship will have their name included in a random drawing, which will have two winners picked from the random drawing. The winners will be notified, and the scholarship awards will be published on the Local 965 website and Facebook page.
The scholarships will be awarded upon proof of acceptance into an accredited college,
university or technical college as full time students attending at least a one (1) year
program. The check will be made payable to the recipients and to the appropriate
institutions. The scholarships are to be used for all legitimate educational expenses.
Responsibilities of Winners:
The winners are expected to attend a college, university or technical college and to take
classes appropriate for their chosen curriculum, and to begin study by the first (fall)
semester of the following school year.
FREE ACT OF LOCAL 965. IBEW:
The creation of the scholarship program is a free act of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers, Local Union 965. Local 965 retains its right to alter, suspend, cancel
or halt the IBEW 965 Scholarship Program at any time and without giving any reason,
provided however, that the scholarship winners already in college, university or technical
college under the program have received the scholarships for a total of two $500.00
1. The Scholarship Committee of Local 965 will be the sole determining body in
establishing, administrating and awarding the IBEW 965 Scholarship Program.
2. Member will have paid dues with Local 965 for a period of at least two (2) years
to be in good standing for purpose of this program.
3. Dependents are defined by the IRS tax codes.
4. Applications must be post marked by April 1,2017.
5. No applications post marked after April 1,2017 will be allowed.
6. Applications must be on an Official application form provided by Local 965, IBEW.
7. Scholarships will be awarded during May 2017.
8. Student and member essays must be typed.
9. Two (2) letters of recommendations are required and to be attached plus a senior picture.
10. Winners will show proof of acceptance in an accredited college, university or technical college.
11. Scholarship checks will be made out in the names of the recipients and the institutions they will attend. Education expenses are defined as tuition, books, tools, room, board, and other educational supplies.
12. Winners will be enrolled by the first semester (fall) of the following school year as full-time students in at least a one-year program.
13. The Scholarship Committee will be notified two (2) weeks prior to the start of classes if the recipients do not attend or are unable to attend his or her choice of higher education.