We believe in the power of education to transform lives.


Education is what sets union carpenters apart from the rest. Our support of education, regardless of what form it takes, is an integral part of our union values. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Scholarship Fund was created to help union families with paying for college education for their children. Though originally introduced in 1996 in New Jersey, this scholarship is now available to all members throughout our entire jurisdiction. Since its inception, over 400 scholarships has been awarded, totaling well over $2.5 million. 

The eligibility requirements are minimal so we encourage all families to consider applying.

This scholarship program is funded through an Annual Eastern Atlantic States Scholarship Fund Golf Outing with generous donations from various individuals, local unions, other Regional Councils, and partnered organizations.


Extended to May 4th, 2023!!!

Instructions to Apply

Remember to Read ALL Instructions

  • Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/EASRCC. If you have an existing ISTS account, log in.  To create a new account, click “Don’t have an account? Register!” to create an ISTS account.  You should be automatically redirected to the application form.

  • If you are directed to the ISTS Home Page, click Add New Application, enter the Program Key EASRCC, and click Apply Now.
  • Complete all required fields, upload your required documents, and Submit your application.

    *If you need assistance, you may reach out to the ISTS Program Support Team via email at ContactUs@applyISTS.com or click the green help widget on your application to live chat with an agent during normal business hours.

    Direct Link to Apply: https://aim.applyISTS.net/EASRCC

    Program Key: EASRCC

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  • Program Overview FAQs

    Who is Eligible to Apply?

    To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • be the child or grandchild of (a) an active member of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters who is in good standing and has been a member of the UBCJ&A for a minimum of five years, or (b) a retired member of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, or a previous Council for which the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters assumed that Council’s territorial jurisdiction, receiving a pension from a pension fund that falls within the territorial jurisdiction of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters or a previous Council for which the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters assumed territorial jurisdiction, at the time the application is made.
  • be a matriculating high school senior.
  • be a full-time freshman at an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the upcoming academic year.
  • When is the Application Deadline?

    Extended to May 4th, 2023 at 11:59pm at Pacific Time Zone (4/6 – 2:59am EST)

    When is the Recommendation Deadline?

    Extended to May 4th at 11:59pm at Pacific Time Zone (4/13 – 2:59am EST)

    What is the Program Timeline?

  • Application Open: January 23, 2023
  • Application Deadline: April 6th, 2023
  • Recommendation Deadline: April 13th, 20223
  • Notification of Selection Results: June 23, 2023
  • Funds Disbursed: August 2023
  • Is this Award Renewable?


    Who Administers this Program?

    To ensure complete impartiality in the selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism and security, the program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), an independent company that specializes in managing sponsored educational assistance programs.

    Award Details FAQs

    What are the Selection Criteria?

    An independent selection committee will evaluate the Complete applications and select recipients considering:

  • Academic achievements and records
  • Community involvement
  • Volunteerism
  • Essay content
  • Recommendation

    *Decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

  • What are the Details of the Award?

  • Awards ranging from $250.00 – $2,500.00 and four $5,000.00 awards will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
  • Scholarships may be used to offset costs of tuition, fees, and books required for course work at accredited institutions in the United States. These institutions include: two-year colleges and four-year colleges.
  • What are my Responsibilities if I am chosen as a Recipient?

    You must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded. You must continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by the scholarship sponsor. You will receive an email notification when your funds are issued

    How and When are Funds Issued?

    Your funds will be issued via check in August 2023. Your check will be made payable to your institution listed on your My Profile page only. Your scholarship check cannot be made payable to you, the applicant. The check will be mailed to your institution. You will receive an email notification once your funds have been issued.

    How do I Change my College Choice?

    Make sure your My Profile page indicates your final college choice. It is your responsibility to make sure your My Profile page is correct at least 30 days prior to the check issue date listed above. If your scholarship check needs to be reissued for any reason, a reissue fee may apply.

    Application Details FAQs

    Which School Should I List on the Application if I have not made a Final Decision?

    You should list your first-choice school on the application. You can change your college choice any time prior to the application deadline. If selected as a recipient, you will be asked to confirm your final school choice. If your school changes after the acceptance deadline, you will be able to update this information on your My Profile page.

    My Parents or Grandparent’s Status as a Union Carpenter makes me Eligible for this Scholarship. Whose Contact Information should I Include?

    You, the applicant, must register for an account with a personal email address. Do not use a parent’s work email address. Your My Profile page should reflect your legal name and contact information. If your parent’s information is needed, it will be specifically asked for on the application.

    What are the Differences between Official and Unofficial Transcripts?

    Official transcripts must be obtained through your high school administration office, or your college registrar office. Transcripts are normally printed on official letterhead and/or state that they are official. Transcripts may contain or require a signature.

    Note: Your official transcript may come to you in a sealed envelope, stating it will become unofficial if opened. When scanning or copying your official transcripts, a watermark may appear noting that they are now unofficial. Despite any watermarks or sealed envelopes, you may open the envelope if needed to upload the document. These documents will be considered official for our purposes. Acceptable file types are .pdf, .tif, .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp and .xps. When scanning or copying, you do not need to include a copy of the sealed envelope.

    Unofficial transcripts may be accessed through your school’s online student portal. These pages must still be converted to one of the acceptable file formats. Unofficial transcripts must contain your name.

    Should I Submit all of my Information before I Request a Recommendation?

    You should request your recommendation as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted by the recommendation deadline. You do not have to wait until all other portions of your application are complete before requesting your recommendation.

    What Supporting Documentation is Required for this Application?

    High School Transcript: Upcoming College Freshmen

    Where and When should I send my Supporting Documents?

    All required supporting documents must be uploaded to your online application by the application deadline. If you do not follow the upload instructions exactly, your application may remain incomplete. Documents that meet the criteria required for this application that are uploaded by the deadline will be processed and considered on time.

    Notifications FAQs

    How will I be Notified about the Status of my Application?

    Notifications are sent primarily via email to the email you used to create your account. Some programs offer text and voice notifications. Ultimately, it is your responsibility as the applicant to verify your application status on your Home page is Complete.

    What Notifications will be Sent to Me?

  • Deadline Reminders: Deadline reminder emails are typically sent two weeks and one week prior to the application deadline.
  • Recommendation Deadline Reminder: You may receive a notification after the application deadline but prior to the recommendation deadline if your recommendation is still incomplete.
  • Selection Results: Selection results notifications are sent to all Complete applicants.
  • Funds Disbursed: Once your funds have been issued, you will be notified.
  • Other Scholarships: Occasionally, if you meet the requirements for another scholarship administered by ISTS, you will be notified. These notifications are not guaranteed.

    *Your information is never sold to any third party for marketing purposes.

  • Who will Notifications be Sent From?

    You will receive notifications from two possible ISTS email addresses: donotreply@applyISTS.com and ContactUs@applyISTS.com. You should add both of these email addresses to your “safe senders list” to ensure important emails are not sent to your spam or junk folder.

    When will I Receive Notifications?

    Notifications vary by program based on the Program timeline. Refer to the Program timeline listed above for more specific information. Typically, deadline reminders are sent two and one week prior to the application deadline.

    Can I Opt-Out of Notifications?

    While you can opt out of notifications, this is not advised. It is your responsibility as the applicant to ensure your application is Complete. If you opt out of notifications, you will not receive deadline reminders and selection results. Your information is never sold to any third party. The only emails you will receive from ISTS are directly related to your application and, possibly, other scholarship opportunities.



    Apply Now


    Click HERE to Apply for the 2022 EASRCC Scholarship Program

    Program Key: EASRCC

    If you need further assistance, you may reach out to the ISTS Program Support Team via email at ContactUs@applyISTS.com or click the green help widget on your application to live chat with an agent during normal business hours.