Each year, our District awards several of these scholarships to qualified and deserving members — or their children, grandchildren or spouses — who are pursuing a college education. The scholarship amounts usually range between $1,000 and $2,000.
An independent committee selects the scholarship winners on the merits of essays submitted by the applicants. The topic for this year’s scholarship competition is “How can our Local Lodges better serve our communities?”
The rules of the competition are bellow, along with an application.
We urge you to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity for you or someone in your family. The scholarship can be used to help pay for tuition, fees, books, living expenses — it’s up to you, as long as it makes your life as a student easier!
Our union has always been about working people building better lives for themselves and their loved ones. The Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship is one of the ways our District helps its members reach for their dreams.
Download the Official Call Letter and Entry Form Below.
- Essay Rules
- Scholarship Committee
This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are graduating high school seniors or who are currently enrolled full time and/or commencing college full time. The competition is also open to any members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are enrolled in college with a minimum of six units per semester. District Lodge 141 officers and their families are not eligible. Only one award per family is allowed per year. Past winners are not eligible. Applications must be signed by your Local Lodge President or Recording Secretary.
A bibliography of sources for essay material must be included. The essay must be the work of the entrant or the entrant will be disqualified. The winners may be interviewed by the Scholarship Chairperson. The application must be filled out completely or the entrant will be disqualified.
The subject of the 2019 essay competition is “How can our Local Lodges better serve our communities?” All essays must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document and printed on 8 1/2” x 11” white bond paper with a minimum of 700 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. Please include a recent photograph of the applicant. The title must be placed on the top of the paper. The entrant’s name or identification must appear on each page of the essay paper.
One each — $2,000 overall winner
Six each — $1,000 placement winners
Awards will be presented at winners’ Local Lodges after confirmation of student enrollment at an accredited college or university (copy of valid registration or class schedule confirmation).
The Essay Competition will be open March 15, 2019, and will end at midnight, July 15, 2019. Winners will be announced by Aug. 1, 2019.
Judging will be done by an impartial Scholarship Chairperson who is not a member of District Lodge 141 and the impartial Scholarship Committee. The decisions of the Committee will be final.
Previous winners and all entrants not conforming to the contest rules will be disqualified. Disqualification decisions of the Committee are final.
All essays received become the property of District Lodge 141 and may be published in the future using the contestant’s name.
All entry forms must be mailed and postmarked no later than midnight, July 15, 2019. The entry form and essay must be placed in an envelope and mailed to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson at the address shown below. The word SCHOLARSHIP must be written in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. Also, the electronic version of the essay (as a Microsoft Word document) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Brin, Chair; Frank Casciato, Vice Chair; Mike Delano and Richie Castaneda, Committee Members.
Sponsored by IAMAW DISTRICT LODGE 141