Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarship Programs

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.

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

The application deadline is Friday, August 18, 2017.

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.  

Please click the link below to view the application form.

N.B. Coutts Scholarship Award Application Form

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

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.

Note: The application submission period is now closed. It is scheduled to re-open on September 15, 2017.  

Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada - Student Bursary Program

The Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada allocates awards in the fall of each year to a son or daughter of parents or guardians who derive their principal income from pipeline construction. 

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, the 2016 PLCAC Student Award Program Application form is available here.

Note: The 2016-2017 program has closed. Please check back in summer 2017 for more information. 

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program

The Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades.

This annual awards/bursaries program provides 3 recipients each with $1,500, for a total of $4,500 in awards:

  • 1 award of $1,500 to any woman Journeyman who is part of the Building Trades Union
  • 2 bursaries of $1,500 each, to be given to 2 apprentice women who are members of the BT Unions.
    Any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th year apprentice

For more information, please go to the Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders (ACTIMS) website.

Scholarship Recipient Grateful to Local 955

Posted on March 29, 2017

Reg Hitchcock Jr. was one of 16 winners of the N.B. Coutts Scholarship.

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