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    Updated On: May 25, 2022

    Local 697 Scholarship - Due July 11, 2022

    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 2022-2023 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 application 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 11, 2022.  Names will be drawn at the July Union Meeting – Monday, July 18, 2022.    

    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 18, 2022 Union Meeting.

    Indiana State Building Trades Edwin March Memorial Scholarship - Due July 1, 2022




    1. Up to four (4) scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year will be awarded to up to four (4) applicants who shall be one of the following:

    • an immediate family member of a building trades union member who is either  
      - a recent high school graduate (2021-2022 academic year), or
      - 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 the below listed 2022 Essay Topic.

    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 the name of joint apprenticeship training center in which entrant is currently enrolled; or the name of the building trades local union and continuing education sought or engaged in, 
    • His/her relationship to a building trades union member, the members name, and the name of the local union of which that person is a member in good standing.  

    5. Entries MUST be mailed to: The 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, Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  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 26, 2022.  Winners will be notified by both e-mail and U.S. Mail.  Those not winning will be notified via e-mail. 


    2022 Edwin Marsh Memorial Scholarship Essay Topic

    What cost effective strategies and techniques would you implement to better market Indiana’s Building Trades Unions and our apprenticeship programs? Your essay should be specific and provide reasoning behind your marketing strategies.

    More Information:
    Scholorship Winners 2022

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