Boilermakers Lodge 146

Family Scholarships

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship

Dependents of Boilermaker members are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000. Beginning in 2022, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers awards up to $100,000 worth of scholarships to dependents of members, including those in Canada and the U.S.

Boilermaker scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of academic study at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation and are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing (includes son, daughter, legally adopted child or dependent of a member in good standing).

Scholarship awards are based upon a variety of factors, including academic achievement, extra-curricular and outside school activities, career goals, and performance on a typed essay.

Scholarship candidates must submit the following:

  • The completed online Scholarship Application; (available Jan 1st)
  • proof of relationship or dependency to a Boilermaker member;
  • the results from their SAT and/or ACT test scores (for U.S. citizens only, optional);
  • the applicant’s high school transcript; and
  • a 350 word (minimum) to 500 word (maximum) typed essay on a chosen topic


Applications for the 2023 awards will be available online at the end of this year and will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2023. Applications submitted after the March 1, 2023 deadline cannot be considered.

GPMC/NMC Education Bursary

Who can Apply?

Children attending a post-secondary academic institution on a full-time basis.

Their parents must be a member to one of Canada’s Construction & Building Trades Unions where their Local Union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement and/or National Maintenance Agreement.

Total Available

Twenty-five (25) $2,000 bursaries allocated across the following provinces:

  • Fifteen (15) for Western Canada
  • Ten (10) for Eastern Canada

Please note that the value of each bursary and allocation across the provinces is subject to change each year.

Application Process

Using this website GPMC/NMC Educational Bursary – GPMC Canada eligible applicants are required to:

  1. Fill out and submit the electronic application form available on the GPMC/NMC Educational Bursary Registration – GPMC Canada website.
  2. Upload proof of registration and/or enrollment as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution for the 2022-2023 academic school year.

Key Dates

Contest Opens on September 1, 2022.

Application Deadline is October 15, 2022.

A random lottery to select bursary recipients will be held on upon contest closing in October 2022. Winners will be posted on the GPMC/NMC website and checks mailed shortly thereafter.

2022 Matt Bakker Scholarships (QCC Members Only)

Up to $2,500 for children of QCCC Members embarking on post-secondary studies in Fall 2022.

Dear Members,
We are pleased to announce the Quality Control Council of Canada (QCCC) is once again providing post-secondary scholarships, of up to $2,500.00, in 2022. The Matt Bakker Scholarships were created in 1992 to honour an Executive founding Member of the QCCC, Matt Bakker.  Brother Bakker worked tirelessly on behalf of all unionized Members and their families and is credited with aiding in unionizing the Non-Destructive Testing and Heat Treatment Industries.

Scholarship eligibility is limited to QCCC Members’ dependent children who are high school seniors and will be entering their first year of a diploma or degree program, at any accredited college or university, in the fall of 2022.

Note: QCCC Members who have children with special circumstances should contact us directly for available sponsorship opportunities.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following:

  • Essay response.
  • Academic achievement (provide confirmation of marks to date/transcripts).
  • Extracurricular activities and other school activities.
  • Volunteerism, and
  • Career goals.

Candidates are required to send the detailed information above, along with a 1,500 – 2,000 word essay on the following topic:

The changing nature of work over the past few years has shown how vital fair working practices are to employees. Do you think labour unions are making a comeback in Canada? Please explain.

Entries must be sent to the QCCC National office by September 30th, 2022 for consideration:

Matt Bakker Scholarship

c/o Quality Control Council of Canada

442 Gilmour Street – Ottawa, ON   K2P 0R8

Or by Fax: (613) 565-1200
Or by Email:

While the candidates’ personal documents will remain private and confidential, all the essays submitted become the property of the QCCC and the QCCC reserves the right to publish or post the essays, along with the candidates’ names, in any manner the QCCC sees fit.

Scholarship recipients will be required to provide a copy of their acceptance letter from an accredited college or university, and confirmation of registration. Should the student fail to complete registration to a recognized college or university for the fall session (2022), the scholarship award must be returned no later than October 31st, 2022.  If a scholarship is returned, it will not be awarded to another entrant for this year.


Arnie Stadnick, President and Bruce Myles, Secretary Treasurer
Quality Control Council of Canada