The Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to children of union members affiliated with the Duluth Building Trades Council. Scholarships are open to graduating seniors with GPAs of at least 2.75 and with a parent or legal guardian in one of the 17 unions affiliated with the council. These unions are: Boilermakers Local 647, Bricklayers Local 1, Carpenters Local 361, Cement Masons Local 633, Elevator Constructors Local 9, Electrical Workers Local 242, Insulators Local 49, Ironworkers Local 512, Laborers Local 1091, Millwrights Local 1348, Operating Engineers Local 49, Painters Local 106, Plumbers/Steamfitters Local 11, Roofers Local 96, Sheet Metal Workers Local 10, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 and Teamsters Local 346. Preference is given to students pursuing health care careers, but applicants pursuing other careers are encouraged to apply as well. The Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council Scholarship Fund started after the sale of Shoreview House of Hope, established in the 1980s to fill a housing need for patients and their families who came to Duluth for medical treatment. The council received the first Minnesota AFL-CIO Community Services Award for Shoreview. Eventually, the region’s health care industry met these medical needs. The council sold Shoreview, with proceeds establishing the scholarship fund.
- Must have a parent or legal guardian in one of the 17 unions affiliated with the council. These unions are: Boilermakers Local 647, Bricklayers Local 1, Carpenters Local 361, Cement Masons Local 633, Elevator Constructors Local 9, Electrical Workers Local 242, Insulators Local 49, Ironworkers Local 512, Laborers Local 1091, Millwrights Local 1348, Operating Engineers Local 49, Painters Local 106, Plumbers/Steamfitters Local 11, Roofers Local 96, Sheet Metal Workers Local 10, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 and Teamsters Local 346.
- Preference is given to students pursuing health care careers, but applicants pursuing other careers are encouraged to apply as well.
- Graduate of: Any school in the DSACF service area
- GPA: 2.75 or higher
Scholarship Grant Range
- $2,500 for one year
- This scholarship is part of the Universal Application: December 1 – February 15
- ONE Universal Application: Create a profile in the scholarship portal. Fill out the first page of the universal application to filter through all of the scholarships you qualify for.
- This scholarship may be used for expenses of post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/ vocational school
- Award Payments will be mailed directly to the school/ university
- Fall Payments are mailed July 15-30
- Spring Payments are mailed December 15-30
- Transferring Schools: Please contact DSACF if you plan on transferring schools. Transferring schools does not automatically transfer your scholarship. If a transfer occurs after scholarship money has been disbursed it may take up to 90 days to reprocess the scholarship payment.
DSACF encourages scholarship recipients to seek tax advice regarding scholarships. According to the IRS: Scholarships, fellowship grants, and other grants are tax-free if you meet the following conditions:
- You’re a candidate for a degree at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities; and
- The amounts you receive are used to pay for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.
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