Scholarship Opportunities

Below are some options for Union Members Families to help with the cost of college.

Roy and Frances Valentine Family Scholarship

Provides a minimum $500 scholarship. The scholarship recipient(s) must be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a member of I.U.O.E., Local #132; a graduate of an accredited public or private school with a minimum “C” average; and show evidence of acceptance to an accredited, licensed or certified post-secondary trade or technical school, junior college, four-year undergraduate college or university. Special emphasis will be given to those displaying personal attributes of hard work, dedication, high moral character and creativeness as evidenced in the lives of Roy and Frances Valentine and to those with financial or personal hardship. This is a non-renewable scholarship; you must reapply during the next scholarship cycle if you wish to be considered for funding again.

Apply for the Valentine Scholarship



Tri-State Building Trades/Tri-State Contractors Association Scholarship at Marshall University

Student who is building a tradesman or a dependent of a building tradesmen, first priority to a dependent of a deceased or permanently disabled tradesman. Preference to tradesmen whose Local Union has maintained 50% attendance over the past 12 months. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and be a full-time student.

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Lafe Chafin Scholarship

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Union Plus Scholarships

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (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, 2020.

Apply for the Union Plus Scholarship




LIUNA Scholarships

Mid-Atlantic Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) proudly sponsors a $1,000 college scholarship for union members and their qualifying family members to support post-secondary studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The scholarship is open to all LIUNA Mid-Atlantic union members in good standing as well as their spouses and children. The scholarship is only available to students who enroll at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Apply for the LIUNA Scholarship