Welcome to the Scholarship page.

Look below for scholarship opportunities.


A College Education without the Cost !!

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.  CLICK HERE:  https://freecollege.goiam.org

 


2024 IAM Scholarship Competition Opens for Applications on October 1st, 2023

The 2024 IAM Scholarship Competition will open on October 1, 2023, accepting applications and allowing entrants to apply online. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. 

Application packets must be submitted online no later than February 2, 2024.

Interested parties can find a link to the online applications, rules, and general information on the IAM Scholarship Competition page.

Out of 300 applicants in 2023, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000 to members and their children. The IAM also has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship for members and their children.

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

You can view the call letters in English and French or online at the IAM Scholarship website.


2024 Union Plus Scholarship

New and returning applicants: Click here to create a new application account or to login.

**Note:  this Scholarship website has its own unique login, it’s NOT the same as the login for www.unionplus.org. Applicants who do not already have a Scholarship account, click above to create a new account.**
Logged in users:  Click on “Continue with Application” link.
Application deadline: 12:00 PM (Noon, Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday January 31, 2024.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.4 million to students of union families. Over 3,800 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

Award amounts:  $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2024. Students may re-apply each year.

Award date:  May 31, 2024. During the first week of June 2024 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2024.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2024 – 2025 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A., the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card and First National Bank of Omaha, the provider of the Union Plus Personal Loan (You do NOT need to be a Union Plus Credit Card or Union Plus Personal Loan holder to apply for this scholarship.)

 

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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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Apply Now for the

2023 IAM Scholarship Competition

This scholarship competition is open each year to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada under procedures and rules of eligibility explained in this Announcement. The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make possible these awards, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.

The Scholarship Competition

Scholarships to make possible the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification are determined in a competition among eligible applicants that is judged by a special Selection Committee.

Amount of the Awards

Awards to members are $2,000 per academic year. They are granted for a specific period from one to four years to enable the member to earn a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification.

Awards to Children of Members are:

  • College – $1,000 per academic year. All awards are renewed each year until a Bachelor’s degree is obtained up to a maximum of four years.
  • Vocational/Technical School – $2,000 per year until certification is reached up to a maximum of two years

The 2023 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 Application packet must be received no later than February 10, 2023.

Applications, rules, and general information can be found on the IAM Scholarship page.


 

2023 Union Plus Scholarship Program

Click HERE for the 2023 Union Plus Scholarship page.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
6/22/2022
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
1/31/2023 12:00 PM
New and returning applicants:  Click here to create a new application account or to login.

**Note:  this Scholarship website has its own unique login, it’s NOT the same as the login for www.unionplus.org. Applicants who do not already have a Scholarship account, click above to create a new account.**

Logged in users:  Click on “Continue with Application” link.

Application deadline: 12:00 PM (Noon, Eastern Standard Time), Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to students of union families. Over 3,500 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A., 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.)

Award amounts:  $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2023. Students may re-apply each year.

Award date:  May 31, 2023. During the first week of June 2023 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification. 

Eligibility criteria:
  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2023.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2023 – 2024 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

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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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2022 Scholarships …..


2022 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest

This is a $2000, $1000 and $500 scholarship to any high school senior planning to go to college or a trade school. See details below.

Visit the PA AFL-CIO council page HERE.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT the form:

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Apply Now for the

2022 IAM Scholarship Competition

The 2022 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 Application packet must be postmarked by February 11, 2022, and received no later than February 23, 2022.

Applications, rules, and general information can be found on the 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition page.

In 2021, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants.

The IAM also 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.

 

Click here for info on FREE Tuition for college


A College Education without the Cost !!

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.


Union Plus Scholarship Program

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 3,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

Click HERE to go to the information page.

Applications for 2022 scholarships are due January 31, and notifications will be made on May 31.


2021 Scholarships …..


 

Employee Children’s Scholarship Program Coming Soon
 

The 2021 employee children’s scholarship is now open.

Since 2012, the Harley-Davidson Foundation has provided over $750,000 in scholarships to our employee’s children through the Employee Children’s Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is just one way the Foundation furthers the company’s commitment to supporting continued education in our communities. 

If you have a child who is currently a senior in high school and will go to college for an undergraduate degree, they may be eligible to receive one of seven scholarships that are offered to children of full-time and part-time U.S. HDMC, HDDS and HDFS employees. The 2021 scholarship application process is now open.

Scholarship America must receive completed applications by 4pm on Friday, May7, 2021 to be considered. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Applicants will be notified of the decision in late June. For more specific information, email: harley-davidson@scholarshipamerica.org or call (507) 931-8203 and ask for the Harley-Davidson Foundation Employee’s Children College Scholarship Program.

To administer the scholarship program, Harley-Davidson Foundation is partnered with Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America. To learn more about application eligibility, the selection process, and award amounts click here. (you’ll be taken to VIEW, you must log in to see the information.


Apply Now for the

2021 IAM Scholarship Competition

The 2021 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 12, 2021. 

Apply for a 2021 IAM Scholarship.

In 2020, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants.

The IAM also 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.

 


Union Plus Scholarship Program

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 3,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

Click HERE to go to the information page.

Applications for 2021 scholarships are due January 31, and notifications will be made on May 31.


2020 Scholarships …..


 

H-D Employees with college-aged children may apply for Employee Children’s College Scholarships. Online applications  are due Friday, March 13

Since 2012, the Harley-Davidson Foundation has provided over $550,000 in scholarships to our employees’ children. If you have a child going to college for an undergraduate degree, H-D may be able to help financially through the Employee Children’s College Scholarship Program. The Harley-Davidson Foundation is offering seven scholarships to children of full-time and part-time U.S. HDMC, HDDS and HDFS employees. The Foundation aims to help employees’ children while furthering the company’s commitment to the community.

Scholarship America will be accepting and handling all applications. Click here to access the online application form and scholarship guidelines. Scholarship America must receive completed applications by March 13, 2020.

*Note that all applications must be submitted electronically.

Applicants will be notified of the decision in late April. For more specific information, email Harley-davidson@scholarshipamerica.org or call (507) 931-8203 and ask for the Harley-Davidson Foundation Employee’s Children College Scholarship Program.

Apply for a 2020 IAM Scholarship.


Union Plus Scholarship Program

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 3,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

Click HERE to go to the information page.


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.

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)