Any dependent of a Local 150 card-carrying member in good standing that is either a senior in high school or attending a college is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Please note that grandchildren of a Local 150 member are not eligible to apply unless the grandparent is the dependents primary guardian.
In addition, the following candidates will NOT be considered: Any dependent of current employees, officers, or elected officials of IUOE, Local 150, AFL-CIO or its related entities, including but not limited to ASIP, MOE funds, CRF, Credit Union, and all other related entities as determined by the Board of Trustees of IUOE, Local 150 Food Bank Trust, Inc.
No, scholarships cannot be applied to graduate degrees. Scholarships can only be applied to undergraduate studies.
The IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc. is not a needs-based scholarship. Applications are ranked based on academics, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and personal references to determine the winners of the scholarship. Applicants who do not submit all of the required materials are considered ineligible for the scholarship. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are submitted to the Scholarship Committee.
The IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc. begins accepting applications in October. Apply online by downloading the required documents on the Scholarship Information page and upload your completed documents on the Submit Application Documents page.
Scholarship applications are due no later than the 3rd Tuesday in February preceding the start of the school year (February 15, 2022). Applications must be submitted by that time unless you have contacted the Scholarship Committee with a specific date that the application will be submitted.
Starting in 2019, the IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc. Committee will give out twenty-eight scholarships per year: 16-$3,300 4-year degree scholarships renewable for 3 years; 8-$2,750 2-year degree scholarships renewable for 1 year; and 4-$5,500 2-year mechanic tech degree scholarships renewable for 1 year. If you are a recipient of a scholarship, you must renew your scholarship annually with evidence that you maintained a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale and continue to be enrolled as a full-time student in a two-year associates or diesel/heavy equipment technician school or four-year undergraduate program in an accredited college or university.
To complete the IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc. application, each applicant must submit
Application documents can be submitted online on the Submit Application Documents page (preferred method) or you can mail application materials to:
IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc.
c/o Scholarship Committee
6170 Joliet Road, Suite 200
Countryside, IL 60525-3976
For questions regarding the IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc. program: email [email protected] or call 815-254-3332 EXT: 6.
The Scholarship Committee will begin mailing out letters to applicants in the beginning of May notifying applicants if they are a recipient of a scholarship.
In the event the Scholarship Committee is unable to get in touch with a winner, the scholarship will be passed on to the next applicant in line to win the scholarship after several attempts have been made to contact the winner. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the correct contact information and address listed so that the Scholarship Committee is able to contact the winner.
Yes, the IUOE Local 150 Scholarship Fund, Inc. started a 2-year mechanic tech scholarship for applicants interested in pursuing a career in a trades program.
No, financial criteria is not required for receipt of a scholarship. Although the Scholarship Committee does look at financial need, the scholarship is ultimately determined by qualifications.
In order to receive your scholarship each year, you must submit an unofficial transcript by July 1st of the year following your scholarship award. Continued eligibility includes evidence that you maintained a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale. In addition, you must also submit proof of continued enrollment as a full-time student in a two-year associates or four-year undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. You can upload these two documents on the Submit Renewal Documents page (preferred method), email the documents to [email protected], or mail them to 6170 Joliet Road, Suite 200, Countryside, IL 60525-3976.
Yes, check out our online college affordability resources for other scholarships. In addition, the Work Boot Scholarship was started in 2019 to honor Steve Schaufel, a Local 150 Operating Engineer who passed away in 2014. Steve’s wife, Dawn and their children started the scholarship in honor of Steve to help the dependents of Local 150 members in financial need. The Work Boot Scholarship is a non-renewable needs based scholarship in the amount of $500.
We encourage anyone who wants to contribute to this scholarship program to make a donation. Please see our donations page for more information.