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 a PLCAC contractor member, apply before October 31, 2103. Click here for more details.
N. B. Coutts Local Union No. 955 Scholarship Fund
The application deadline for this year was August 23rd, 2013.
2014 applications will be available by April 01, 2014. The deadline for application will be Friday August 22, 2014.
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 has been increased to $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 22nd, 2014. 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.
Cal Callahan Memorial Bursary
The Pipeline Contractors Association offers a Bursary, or Bursaries, not to exceed six thousand ($6,000.00) dollars to a son, daughter, or legal ward of a person who derives their principle income from contractors signatory to the Pipeline Contractors Association. For up-to-date information on this bursary program please visit the website here. The application form can be found if you click here.
Canadian Conference Bursaries
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
The Robert J. Watson Maintenance Industry National Bursary Program each year awards 88 $500.00 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.