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 have been awarded, totaling up to 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 Endowment Golf Tournament with generous donations from various individuals, local unions, other Regional Councils, and partnered organizations.

See the link below to download the application form which includes the rules and eligibility requirements, awarding criteria, and other important information.

BEFORE YOU APPLY

 

To qualify for a scholarship, students must be a high school senior who has maintained at least a “B” average throughout high school. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their application packet is complete. The applicants are required to submit their transcripts to the scholarship fund administrator to ensure compliance with the requirements of the scholarship fund. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for scholarship consideration. Please refer to the “Requirements” tab on the right of your screen for the complete eligibility rules and application procedure.

APPLICATION

 

The 2020 EASRCC Scholarship Fund Application period begins on February 1, 2020 and ends on May 1st, 2020. All forms are downloadable and in PDF Format. You have the ability to input information directly into the fields and print the document once you have completed the form. Alternatively, you may also print out the forms and fill them out manually.

Cover Letter

 

Please view this document regarding deadlines, contact information, and general requirements.

 

Scholarship Application Form

Confidential Data Sheet – Teacher

Confidential Data Sheet – Guidance Counselor

Personal Reference Sheet

REQUIREMENTS

Article I - PURPOSE

The purpose of the Fund is to provide college scholarships to eligible full-time students who
qualify.

Article II - ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Eligibility – To qualify, an individual must be (1) the child or grandchild of (a) an active member
of the Northeast 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 Northeast
Regional Council of Carpenters* receiving a pension from an affiliated local at the time the
application is made; (2) a matriculating high school senior, and (3) will be a full-time student at
an accredited four-year college or university. Children and grandchildren of deceased members
are not eligible.

Criteria – In awarding scholarships, the Scholarship Fund Application Committee may consider
any or all of the following: prior academic performance; S.A.T. scores; extracurricular activities;
letters of recommendation; character, personal statement or interview.
Statement of Non-Discrimination – The awarding of scholarships shall be non-discriminatory,
and shall be made without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual
preference, age or physical handicap.

Application Procedure – Applications for scholarships shall be made on forms and in accordance
with the procedures developed by the Application Committee. With the exception of the initial
two scholarships, it is anticipated that notices inviting applications will be made in January
and that all applications should be completed by April 1st of the next year. Scholarships will be
awarded after a student has been accepted to a school, but in no event later than the August 31st preceding the academic year to which the scholarship pertains.

Suspension, Expulsion, etc. – If a Recipient of a scholarship is suspended, expelled or otherwise
terminated from the college, voluntarily or involuntarily, during an academic year, any
scholarship provided will be revoked as of the first day after termination, and the Trustees shall
inform the Recipient and the college in writing of such revocation.

Article III - EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS

Qualifying Expenses – Scholarships will be awarded only for tuition, books, educational
supplies, fees, room and board.
Payment – Scholarship payments will be made directly to the institution providing education or
education-related services to the Recipient. Scholarship amounts will not be paid to the
Recipient.

Students can be a full-time student at a two-year or four-year college or university.

Article IV - RECIPIENT'S REPORTS

A Recipient will be required to furnish to the Scholarship Fund an annual summary of his/her
activities at the College or University, and will be required to submit official, verified copies of
grade reports, academic credit hours and other reports as the Trustees deem appropriate within
30 days after such reports become available. For example, at the close of each semester the
Recipient shall send to the Trustees a verified, official transcript of his/her grades and courses
taken for that academic period. Recipients will be required to maintain at least a B-average each
semester and must maintain full-time student status. If a Recipient fails to furnish the required reports, or if the Trustees become concerned with the authenticity and/or frequency of such reports, the Trustees shall immediately suspend all payments to the Recipient, investigate the Trustees concerns, and take any other appropriate action.

Article V - REVOCATION

A Recipient may have his/her scholarship revoked for any of the following:
a. Poor academic performance;
b. Expulsion or suspension by the College;
c. Voluntary withdrawal by the Recipient;
d. Conviction of the Recipient of a felony or misdemeanor;
e. Falsification in the application process or reports thereafter;
f. Failure to file reports under Article IV after notification of such failure.

Article VI - RULES

The Scholarship Funds Trustees shall adopt any Rules necessary or helpful to carry out the
objectives of the Fund.

* Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Affiliated Locals: 158, 164, 167, 197,
205, 253, 254, 255, 420, 423, 431, 432, 436, 439, 445, 2786, 2799, 2837