The 2014 IAM Scholarship Competition Information

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http://www.goiam.org/index.php/headquarters/departments/scholarship/11892-2014-iam-scholarship-competition

The 2014 IAM Scholarship Competition

Business Representative Alastair Haythornthwaite presents Allison Jussilla with the 2103 IAM Scholarship Award at the Dover Bay Secondary School Awards Ceremony

Dreams can come true! Business Representative Alastair Haythornthwaite presents Allison Jussilla of Nanaimo BC with the 2103 IAM Scholarship Award at the Dover Bay Secondary School Awards Ceremony

 



SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION OVERVIEW

This scholarship competition is open each year to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada under procedures and rules of eligibility explained in this Announcement. The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make possible these awards, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.

The Scholarship Competition Scholarships to make possible the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification are determined in a competition among eligible applicants that is judged by a special Selection Committee.

Amount of the Awards Awards to members 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.

Awards to Children of Members 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.

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ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPETITION

An Eligible Applicant Must Be Either—

  • an IAM member; or
  • the son, daughter, stepchild or legally adopted child of an IAM member.

A Member Applicant –

  • must have two years of continuous good-standing membership through the closing date of the competition which is February 25, 2014;
  • may apply either when entering college or vocational/technical school as a freshman or at a higher level with some college credits already completed;
  • may apply as a full-time or part-time student; and
  • if not a winner, may apply again the following year.

Child of a Member Applicant -

  • must have one living parent with two years of continuous good-standing membership through the closing date of February 25, 2014;
  • 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 “continuous good-standing membership” is understood to be a period of membership during which the member continuously paid monthly dues uninterrupted by withdrawal cards;
  • must be planning to graduate during the winter or by the end of the spring 2014 school year (i.e., normally a high school senior or completing the last year of college preparatory work); and
  • must plan to take a regular college or vocational/technical program on a full-time basis, maintaining qualifying grades.

Ineligible Applicants Include –

  • applicants who do not intend to work without interruption for a bachelor’s degree or completion of a vocational/technical school certification;
  • members’ children who are attending or have already attended college or vocational/technical school;
  • children of members on the payroll of the Grand Lodge,
  • graduate students; and
  • applicants who do not plan to enroll in an accredited college or vocational/technical school.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A 2014 IAM SCHOLARSHIP

There are three different Application Packets. Please choose the appropriate link below to apply for an IAM Scholarship. The Application Packet must be completed and postmarked by April 1, 2014.

1. Children of members (college)

2. Children of members (vocational/technical school)

3. Members (college or vocational/technical school)

To be valid, an application must be submitted on the appropriate form. If you do not qualify under the above requirements, please do not send an application. No exceptions can be made to the rules. Application Packets for the 2014 competition may also be obtained by calling our scholarship department at 301-967-4708.

Application packets postmarked later than February 25, 2014, will NOT be acknowledged or considered. No exceptions will be permitted even if a third party is responsible for the delay.

IMPORTANT: Complete the application and MAIL TO: IAM scholarship Program 9000 Machinists Place, Room 117 Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687

All Scholarship Applicants are Advised -

  • to obtain guidance from their high school teachers and counselors in pursuing a college education or for attending vocational/technical school;
  • not to wait until awards are announced before making other plans for financing a college education;
  • to apply early for scholarships or awards from several other sources; and
  • to make early application for admission to at least three colleges.

The Selection Committee Award recipients will be chosen by an independent Selection Committee composed of four qualified educators from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The Selection Procedure The Committee attempts to select from each IAM territory applicants who have demonstrated learning ability and all-around suitability for college work or for attending vocational/technical school. In reaching this determination, many factors are taken into consideration, including: grades, attitude toward study, personal references, available test scores, the opinion of counselors and teachers and activities outside of school. For member applicants, weight is given to participation in local lodge responsibilities. Canadian students are judged according to Canadian scholastic standards. The IAM scholarship winners and honorable mentions will be announced in the Summer 2014 on the IAM website.

All Award Recipients –

  • are responsible for obtaining admission to the college or vocational/technical school of the student’s choice;
  • must take a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent if attending college or the required courses for vocational/technical school; and
  • may attend a two-year accredited college and transfer for the last two years.**

The Sponsoring Member and Member Applicants –

  • must maintain continuous good-standing membership throughout the life of the award or have been issued an honorary withdrawal card due to a lay-off, plant closing or retirement after the scholarship has been awarded.

** For college scholarship recipients only.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

When proper notification is submitted to the Scholarship Committee, the following may be approved: If the recipient enlists in the military, the award will be held in reserve for a period no longer than three years.
If the recipient enters the Peace Corps, the award will be held in reserve for a period no longer than two years.

The recipient must apply for reinstatement of the scholarship within three months after discharge from the military service or Peace Corps and must enroll in college. A request for temporary suspension for academic reasons may be granted for a period not exceeding one year.

In the case of illness or accident, the award may be held in reserve for a period not to exceed two years. The student would be expected to resume college or vocational/technical work as soon as possible.

The IAM will set aside the total amount in the Scholarship Fund necessary to finance the student through the period of the award. The Program was established in the confident expectation that it will remain indefinitely, as long as donations continue. If unforeseen circumstances should cause the Program to be discontinued, scholarships in effect would be continued for their duration, and all money remaining in the Fund would be used solely for educational purposes.

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ALTERNATE RESOURCES

 

Vocational-Technical Information.

The web site is: http://www.trade-schools.net for information
on Voc-tech schools in the U.S. and Canada

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Air Canada Court Decision Proves We Were Right!

Thursday February 7, 2013

For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON – “The court decision handed down this week ordering Air Canada to maintain repair and overhaul operations in Canada proves we were right all along,” said a pleased Dave Ritchie, IAM General Vice President.

On Monday, the Quebec Superior Court sided with the Quebec government’s contention that Air Canada was obligated to do their maintenance work in Canada. The Manitoba Government also supported this legal action.

The Air Canada Public Participation Act of 1988 required the privatized airline maintain maintenance facilities in Winnipeg, Mississauga and Montréal. The workers at these facilities are represented by the IAM.

In 2007, Air Canada sold off its heavy maintenance division to Aveos Fleet Performance Incorporated. After Air Canada significantly reduced the amount of work it gave to Aveos, the aircraft overhaul company filed for bankruptcy in March 2012 throwing 2,600 Canadian workers off the job. Air Canada has since moved almost all of its aircraft heavy maintenance previously performed by Aveos, out of the country.

While the IAM itself was precluded from taking legal action, it asked the Quebec and Manitoba governments to seek legal enforcement of Air Canada’s obligations. “I want to thank the governments of Quebec and Manitoba for acting upon our suggestion,” said Ritchie. “This ruling is a victory for all Canadian workers.”

“This doesn’t mean that Air Canada will have to reopen its heavy maintenance division and that everyone will get their jobs back. But it does mean that the airline will have to maintain and overhaul its aircraft in Montréal and Winnipeg and that’s good news because good paying jobs will come back to Canada.”

“We are disappointed that Air Canada has announced it is appealing this decision,” added Ritchie. “We urge them to drop their appeal and move quickly to meet their legal and moral obligations to these communities and Canada. I have made this request today by letter to Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu.”

source: http://www.iamaw.ca/node/1565

For further information:
Dave Ritchie – IAM Canadian General Vice President
416-386-1789 Ext #6323
Fred Hospes – IAM District Lodge 140 President and Directing General Chairperson
604-448-0721/778-829-8140
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765

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Women’s Rights and Education in the Developing World

Sixth and final video produced by the Communications Department of the Machinists Union. This video focuses on how women’s lives are beig improved through the world through education.

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Global Health Care

The fourth video from the Communication Dept. of the Machinists Union, produced for the 2012 Grand Lodge Convention.

Focusing on Health Care in the Developing World, the video shows how low cost solutions have removed plagues such as the Guinea Worm parasite. Through providing water filter and education, infestations have fallen 99%.

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Globalization: Third of the Grand Lodge videos

The IAM Communications Department produced this video for the 2012 Grand Lodge Convention in Toronto. It chronicals how Global Corporations exploit labour and the enviroment in the Developing World. But it alos tells of the fight back and some significant victories workers have achieved.

A Must See……

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