About the Scholarship

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Scholarship Competition is open each year to the children and members of the IAM throughout the United States and Canada. The IAM Scholarship was established by the envoy of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.

 


How to Apply

Applications are available on the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) official website. There are three different kinds of applications, 

  1. Applications for children of IAM member attending college.
  2. Applications for children of IAM members attending a technical/vocational school.
  3. Applications for IAM members attending college or technical/vocational school.

 


Award Amount

Awards to members of IAM 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 and Awards to Children of Members of IAM 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 number of awards offered varies annually

 


Deadline Information

Application must be completed and postmarked by February 21, 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be an IAM member or

  • An Applicant must be son, daughter, stepchild or legally adopted child of an active IAM member.

  • A Member Applicant must have two years of continuous good-standing membership through the deadline date.

  • A Member Applicant may apply either when entering college or vocational/technical school as a freshman or at a higher level with some college credits already completed.

  • A Member Applicant may apply as a full-time or part-time student.

  • A Member Applicant is not a winner, he/she can apply again the following year.

  • A Child of a Member Applicant must have one living parent with two years of continuous good-standing membership through the closing date of February 21, 2020.

  • A Child of a Member Applicant will be eligible if the parent member died after the son or daughter entered high school, and the parent had two years of continuous good-standing membership at the time of death.

  • A Child of a Member Applicant must be planning to graduate high school during the winter or by the end of the spring 2020 school year 

  • A Child of a Member Applicant must plan to take a regular college or vocational/technical program on a full-time basis, maintaining qualifying grades.


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