This scholarship competition is open each year to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada under procedures and rules of eligibility explained in this Announcement. The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make possible these awards, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.
The Scholarship Competition
Scholarships to make possible the attainment of a Bachelor's degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification are determined in a competition among eligible applicants that is judged by a special Selection Committee.
Amount of the Awards
Awards to members are $2,000 per academic year. They are granted for a specific period from one to four years to enable the member to earn a Bachelor's degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification.
Awards to Children of Members are: College - $1,000 per academic year. All awards are renewed each year until a Bachelor's degree is obtained up to a maximum of four years. Vocational/Technical School - $2,000 per year until certification is reached up to a maximum of two years.
ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPETITION
An Eligible Applicant Must Be Either -
A) an IAM member; or
B) the son, daughter, stepchild or legally adopted child of an active IAM member.
A Member Applicant –
A) must have two years of continuous good-standing membership through the closing date of the competition which is February 21, 2020;
B) may apply either when entering college or vocational/technical school as a freshman or at a higher level with some college credits already completed;
C) may apply as a full-time or part-time student; and
D) if not a winner, may apply again the following year.
Child of a Member Applicant –
A) must have one living parent with two years of continuous good-standing membership through the closing date of February 21, 2020;
B) will be eligible if the parent member died after the son or daughter entered high school, and the parent had two years of "continuous good-standing membership" at the time of death;
C) A "continuous good-standing membership" is understood to be a period of membership during which the member continuously paid full monthly dues uninterrupted by withdrawal cards;
D) must be planning to graduate high school during the winter or by the end of the spring 2020 school year
E) must plan to take a regular college or vocational/technical program on a full-time basis, maintaining qualifying grades.