Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council Scholarship Fund

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.

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