Scholarships and  Bursaries

Local 955 supports a program of scholarships and bursaries for students who are dependents of members in good standing with the International Union of Operating Engineers.The scholarship programs are listed below. Qualifications and application deadlines are described in the specific program materials.

Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada - Student Bursary Program

If your son or daughter is enrolled in a full-time program leading to a diploma or degree and you have a history of working for an employer who is a member of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada, apply for the 2016 Student Award Program.  The application form will be available online in the fall of 2016. Click here for more details.


N. B. Coutts Local Union No. 955 Scholarship Fund

The application deadline is Friday, August 19, 2016.

Scholarships may be awarded to students, who are members or dependents of a member in good standing with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 955. The total amount of each Scholarship will be $5,000.00 to be paid over 2 consecutive academic years of study, in increments of $2,500.00 per year.  Recipients will receive $2,500.00 in the first year and $2,500.00 in the second consecutive year while attending. The application deadline is August 19th, 2016. Applications must be supported by official transcripts and confirmation of enrollment. Applicants who have previously received a scholarship from Local Union No. 955 are NOT eligible however those already awarded and are due to receive their second disbursement need only submit official transcripts and verification/confirmation of continued enrollment.  The application form can be found if you click here.

Canadian Conference Bursaries - August 1, 2016 Deadline 

The Canadian Conference of the International Union of Operating Engineers is accepting applications for ten (10) bursaries of seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollars.  These educational Bursaries are intended to provide financial assistance to I.U.O.E. members’ spouses and children. For the Canadian Conference Bursaries Application and eligibility requirements please click here.


General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee For Canada

Robert J Watson National Bursary Program

This year the Robert J. Watson Maintenance Industry National Bursary Program will award 88 $1,000.00 bursaries to the sons and daughters of union members who are attending post secondary education institutions. Union members eligible to apply will be members of local unions which service GPMA or NMA maintenance projects in Canada. The program is named in honour of the longtime GPMC chairman, who was instrumental in developing the unionized contract maintenance industry in Canada.

The GPMC / NMC is pleased to announce that our annual Robert J. Watson Bursary Program has a new website designed to handle the application and submission process. Please click here to view the rules and regulations and apply for this years draw.