Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Full-time officers and employees of Local 68 as well as employees of the Local 68 Fund Office are not eligible to apply.

Member: Must be a member in good standing, with three or more years of continuous membership by April 30 of the year of application


  •     Must have a minimum composite SAT score of 930 out of 1600

  •     ACT minimum composite score of 17

  •     May only apply during senior year of high school

  •     Must plan to attend a 4 year accredited college or university

  •     Any applicant who receives a full academic or athletic scholarship from the college or university they will attend is not eligible.


Member’s sons and daughters (only) who meet the applicant criteria above are eligible to apply.  Applicant must be a child, stepchild or an adopted child of a member, who meets the member criteria above.
The maximum full scholarships that will be issued on an annual basis to a member’s family will be two (2) per year. In the event a third eligible dependent child qualifies for said scholarship, one third (1/3) of the annual scholarship shall be paid until there are only two (2) dependent children in school, at which time the scholarship shall be returned to the normal amount awarded to all other recipients for the next Fall semester. The same formula shall prevail, as illustrated below.

    Fourth dependent child — 25%
    Fifth dependent child — 20%

Recipients are selected on a competitive basis. The awards will be based on the following considerations:

    Academic standing during his/her four years of high school
    College entrance examination scores (SAT-ACT)
    Extracurricular activities and leadership
    Two letters of character reference

A scholarship winner may attend any accredited four-year college or university of choice in the United States and must be enrolled in a full-time program leading toward a degree.


Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed annually for three academic years following the academic year in which the original scholarship was awarded. Whether or not a scholarship shall be renewed will be determined by the Local 68 Engineers Union Scholarship Committee on the basis of the recipient’s scholastic record and conduct, as well as the union status of the recipient’s parent or guardian.

The recipient’s parent must remain in good standing with Local 68 for the period of the scholarship or the scholarship will be terminated. In the event of the death of a member who is in good standing, the child’s scholarship will be continued.

Selections of scholarship winners are made by the Local 68 Engineers Union Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of independent, outside professionals.


The winners of the Local 68 Scholarship Fund will be announced as soon as possible after the closing date for applications, but no later than April 15th.


If you are awarded a scholarship you must:

  •  Attend union meeting where recipient names are announced to membership.

  •  Be available for photos and interviews for the Local 68 Scholarship Newsletter

  •  Submit grades after each semester. Failure to do so will result in suspension of scholarship.

Application Process

  1.     Application Form / Scholarship Agreement

    • The Application form / Scholarship Agreement is to be completed and signed by the applicant.

  2.     Secondary School Report

    • The Secondary School Report is to be completed by the applicant's principal or academic advisor.  This form must be returned with a copy of the applicant's high school transcript and an official copy of the applicant's SAT scores.

  3.     Biographical Questionnaire

    • The Biographical Questionnaire is to be completed by the applicant.

  4.     Character References

    •  In addition to the forms contained in the Local 68 Scholarship Fund Application Booklet, the applicant must furnish the Local 68 Scholarship Fund with at least two (2) letters of reference.  These letters may be written by teachers, counselors, or members of the community who know the applicant and can attest to his/her character, involvement in school and community activities and potential for academic success.

  5.     Deadline

    • All of the above materials must be received by the Local 68 Scholarship Fund no later than April 15th of the applicant's senior year of high school.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that these materials are received by this deadline.  All forms and letters of reference should be mailed to:

IUOE Local 68
11 Fairfield Place
West Caldwell, NJ 07006


If you have read and fulfill the eligibility requirements and would like to submit your child for consideration in the Local 68 Scholarship fund, you must fill out an application. 

Use the Contact Us form to request an application packet be mailed to you.