IBEW LOCAL 300 ANNOUNCES UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP CUTOFF
Awards Open to All Members of AFL-CIO Affiliates
South Burlington, Vt. - (Dec. 19, 2007) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 recently announced the deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship Program.
The nationwide post-secondary scholarship - open to current or retired AFL-CIO affiliated union members, their spouses and dependent children - will accept applications until Jan. 31, 2008 and is presented by Union Privilege. Since 1992, over $2.4 million has been awarded to 1,700-plus working families.
Formed in 1955, the AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 55 international labor unions -including the IBEW - that collectively represent over 10 million working people. The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits, such as credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance, legal resources, travel discounts and education services.
"Not only do unions emphasize hard work, but they also encourage continuing education," said IBEW Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. "This scholarship enables union families across the country to better their lives through learning. Local 300 members, as well as those from other AFL-CIO affiliated labor groups in Vermont, are encouraged to apply."
Union Plus Scholarship applications are available for download at http://www.unionplus.org. Winners must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.
ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300
Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.