UPDATED MAY 30, 2017 - Thank you to all who have applied for this year's Tom Forkin Memorial Scholarship. Successful applicants will be notified when the Local 258 IBEW Executive Board makes their decision by June 29, 2017.
April, 2017 - Local 258 IBEW's Tom Forkin Memorial Scholarship was created in 1991 in memory of our first Local President, Brother Tom Forkin, and is open to members, or dependants of members, of Local 258 IBEW. Up to three (3) individual Scholarships of $1,000.00 will be awarded.
This year, we are asking participants to write an essay on the following topic:
“What could you say to high school students about the benefits of having a “union job” (with a collective agreement) when considering their future career paths?”
Applicants must also complete the Local 258 IBEW Tom Forkin Scholarship Application Form, available for download here. Please include the application form with your essay and additional documentation (as requested on the Application Form) and send by mail to the address below or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions must include “Tom Forkin Scholarship” in the subject bar of the e-mail.
To be eligible, applicants must be registered, or plan to register in a full-time post-secondary program in 2017/2018 at a BC educational institution. Special consideration may be given to applicants who are attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution outside of BC, if the program they will be attending is not available in BC. Applicants must have a letter-grade standing of C or better, and copies of the letter-grade standing must be included with the application letter. Mature students may have this requirement waived if approved by the Executive Board.
Successful applicants will be notified. Scholarship funds will not be released until proof of enrollment (registration) at a BC educational institution is provided.
Completed applications and essays can be mailed to:
Tom Forkin Scholarship
Local 258, IBEW
7535 – 6th Street
Burnaby, BC V3N 3M2
All submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017. The Executive Board shall assess all submissions, and will make a final and unalterable decision by June 29, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified. Scholarship funds will not be released until proof of enrollment (registration) at a BC educational institution is provided.