Scholarship info

Welcome to the Scholarship page.

Look below for scholarship opportunities.


2020 Scholarships …..

The 2020 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020.

Apply for a 2020 IAM Scholarship.

Last year the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000.

The IAM now has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both members and their children.

The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make these awards possible, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.

If you would like to receive a scholarship packet by mail, or have any questions regarding the program, please call our Scholarship Department at 301-967-4708.


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The scholarships below are past their Deadlines to apply, but are left here as future reference, as many are reoccurring yearly.

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2019 Richard L. Boyd Workers’ Memorial Day Essay Contest

This is a $500 scholarship to any high school senior planning to go to college or a trade school. See details below, print the .pdf file.

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A College Education without the Cost !!

Click here for info in FREE Tuition for college

You read that right. Your union is now offering a Free College Benefit to members and their families. The IAM is excited to announce the new free college benefit available to Machinists Union members and their families: a free associate’s degree from Eastern Gateway Community College.

 
 
2019 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest:
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2019
  • Click here to go to the AFL-CIO Scholarship page.
  • Scholarships available to Union members and their families.
  • Three scholarships to be awarded in the amounts of $2,000, $1,000 and $500.
 
 
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2019 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications.
The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019.

There are three different Application Packets. Please choose the appropriate link below to apply for an IAM Scholarship. The Application Packet must be completed and postmarked by February 22, 2019.

    1. Children of members (college) ENGLISH
    2. Children of members (vocational/technical school) ENGLISH
    3. Members (college or vocational/technical school) ENGLISH
 
 
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2019 H-D Employees Children’s Scholarship Program:
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019 (3:00pm CT)
  • If you have a student looking for financial help to pay for college, the Employee Children’s Scholarship Program may be able to help. The Harley-Davidson Foundation is offering seven scholarships to children of full-time and part-time U.S. HDMC, HDDS and HDFS employees who are continuing their education beyond high school.
  • Up to seven (7) awards will be granted.

    • Five (5) awards of $3,000 each will be selected from the pool of qualified applicants with primary consideration given to those who demonstrate the highest merit.
    • Two (2) awards of $2,000 each will be selected from the next highest qualified applicants who also demonstrate financial need.

    Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

 
 
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The Union Plus Scholarship Difference:

Click Here:  for the official Union Plus® page

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

Scholarship Award Amounts

Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2019. Students may re-apply each year.

 
 
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You read that right. Your union is now offering a Free College Benefit to members and their families. The IAM is excited to announce the new free college benefit available to Machinists Union members and their families: a free associate’s degree from Eastern Gateway Community College.

Online Classes Start October 16 – Get Registered Now

 
 
 
 

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The scholarships below are past their Deadlines to apply:
but are left here as future reference, as many are reocurring yearly.

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2018 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications.
The deadline for submissions is February 23, 2018.   (added Sept. 17, 2017)
 

The IAM awards scholarships to:

  • Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for college.
  • Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for vocational or technical School.
  • IAM members applying for college.
 
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 2018 Union Plus® Scholarship Program   (added Sept. 7, 2017)

The Union Plus Scholarship Difference:

    • The Union Plus Scholarship Program

      Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

      Over 2,800 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)

  • Visit the Union Plus College Planning Center to find the right college, learn about paying for it, and much more.
  • To receive mobile text alerts about education-related deadlines and information, members should text STUDENT to 22555.

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2017 Richard L. Boyd Workers’
Memorial Day Essay Contest
 Deadline to apply: April 10, 2017
 
 
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The Harley-Davidson Foundation Employee’s Children College Scholarship Program:
Deadline to apply: February 23, 2017
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Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a dependent* child of a regular full-time or part-time Harley-Davidson employee**  as of January 1, 2017 and taxpayer in the United States.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
    **Harley-Davidson employees are defined as employees of:

– Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC and its subsidiaries
– Harley-Davidson Dealer Systems, Inc.
– Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries

  • Be high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university.
    and
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Children of employees in H-D Career Band S70 (or HDFS ELT) and above or children of Enterforce Flexibles/H-D Casuals employees are ineligible to participate in the Program.

Awards
Up to seven (7) awards will be granted.
  • Five (5) awards of $3,000 each will be selected from the pool of qualified applicants with primary consideration given to those who demonstrate the highest merit.
  • Two (2) awards of $2,000 each will be selected from the next highest qualified applicants who also demonstrate financial need.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
 
 
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2017 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications.
The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017.

The IAM awards scholarships to:

  • Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for college.
  • Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for vocational or technical School.
  • IAM members applying for college.
 
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2017 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest:
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2017
    • Click here to go to the AFL-CIO Scholarship page.
  • Scholarships available to Union members and their families.

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The Union Plus Scholarship Difference:
    • Helping union members and their children attend college. For the past 25 years, Union Plus has distributed over 4 million scholarship dollars to working families.
    • To receive mobile text alerts about education-related deadlines and information, text STUDENT to 22555*.

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2016 IAM Scholarship Winners:     Click Here

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All current opportunities for 2016 are past the deadlines.

*Please let us know if you’ve been selected for any of these, we’d like to do a feature story on your success!

 

Below scholarships are past deadline due dates.

These will be left posted for future opportunities in 2017:

  • 2016 IAM Scholarship Competition: Click HERE for more info. (deadline Feb. 26, 2016)

  • 2016 Union Plus Scholarships now Available: Click HERE for more info. (deadline Jan. 31, 2016)

  • 2016 PA-AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest.

    Click HERE. (postmark by Jan. 31, 2016)