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    Updated On: Jun 21, 2021

    Local 697 Scholorship - Due July 12, 2021

    Attention All Members in Good Standing and Current on their Dues and Death Assessments

    Re:  Local 697 Dependent Children Scholarship Grant

    All members’ children living at home and attending college for the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to submit their names to the scholarship pool. Awards will be based on part time - $500 (up to 11 registered hours) or full time - $1,000 (12 or more registered hours).

    Click HERE for the applicaion to enter your son/daughter and return it to:

    Local Union 697 Scholarship Grant

    7200 Mississippi Street, Suite 200

    Merrillville, IN 46410

    All applications MUST be returned to the Local Union Office by Monday, July 12, 2021.  Names will be drawn at the July Union Meeting – Monday, July 19, 2021.    

    Keeping with our tradition, the Local 697 Annual Scholarship application was also included in the Summer/June Newsletter.  The winners will be posted here on the website after the July 19, 2021 Union Meeting.

    Indiana State Building Trades Edwin March Memorial Scholorship - Due July 1, 2021


    1.  Up to four (4) scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year will be awarded to up to four (4) applicants who shall be one of the following:

    a recent high school graduate (2020-2021 academic year),
    a full-time college or vocational training student,
    a building trades union affiliated apprentice, or
    a building trades union member engaged in furthering his/her education or skills to the benefit of his/her craft and Indiana's Building Trades Unions.

    The value of each scholarship is $1,000.00.  Each applicant must be a member or dependent child of a member of a local building trades union in good standing with the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council. 

    2. The winners will be selected from all entrants who submit a short essay on 2021 Essay Topic listed below.

    3. Each essay should be between 600 and 1,500 words in length, be typewritten, double-spaced, and follow APA guidelines for formatting style.

    4. Entries MUST include: a cover sheet with the following information:

    Student’s name,

    Mailing address,

    E-mail address,

    Name of university, college, or vocational school which he/she is attending or plans to attend; or name of joint apprenticeship training center in which currently enrolled; or name of building trades local union and continuing education sought or engaged in,

    His/her relationship to a building trades union member, and

    The name of the local union of which that person is a member.  

    5. Entries MUST be mailed to: Edwin Marsh Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council, 150 W. Market St., Suite 805, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

    6. Entries MUST be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 1, 2021.  Entries received after this time will not be considered.

    7. When received, each essay will be assigned a number.  A master list will show the number and the name of the person submitting the essay.  The review committee will NOT see the name of the applicant or the cover sheet accompanying the essay.  Any personal information included within the essay will be redacted.  Therefore, the review committee makes their selection based solely on the content of the essay.

    8. All essays submitted shall become the property of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council and entrants give express permission for publication of all entries including the name of each author.

    9. The Executive Board of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council shall administer this scholarship program, and its decision shall be final.

    10. Selection of scholarship recipients will be announced on or after July 23, 2021.  Winners will be notified by both e-mail and U.S. Mail.  Those not winning will be notified via e-mail. 

    2021 Edwin Marsh Memorial Scholarship Essay

     2021 Essay Topic

    BuiltToSucceed.org is the Indiana Union Construction Industry’s website for apprenticeship exploration and application.  Critique it!

    The essay should be a broad, well-rounded assessment of the website and include the following:

    Is the content appropriate and valuable to an aspiring apprentice who wants to learn about the Building Trades? Explain why or why not.  How would you improve the content?

    Is it easy to explore each building trade’s apprenticeship program and understand what each trade does?

    If you wanted to apply for a specific building trades apprenticeship program, does this site allow you to do so?

    Does the website appeal to communities or groups which may have been historically underrepresented in the building trades? If not, what can be done to improve the website and make it more inclusive or appealing?

    Is the website easy to navigate?  What adjustments, if any, would you make and why?

    Does the website display and function well on a mobile device? What adjustments, if any, would you make to the mobile version and why?

    Essays are not limited to the above questions, and should also include your personal critique of the website, such as your first impression, likes and dislikes, graphic design, etc.

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