The Beverly McMullan Memorial Scholarship is now available for members and dependents of a member.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, White Sands Local Lodge 2515 annually offers a scholarship of $500.00 dollars to a union member’s dependent.
The dependents must be attending or have been accepted into any vocational, two-year or four-year university, as a part-time or full time student. In order for union member’s dependent to be able to apply for this scholarship the following conditions must be met:
1. The union member is in “Good Standing”.
2. The union member’s dependent must be presently attending or been accepted for entrance into any vocational, two-year, four year college or university, as a full time or part time student.
3. The union member’s dependent if presently in a school must have a
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale.
4. The union member’s dependent must complete the Scholarship Packet.
5. The union’s member dependent must write a five hundred (500) word essay about Labor Unions.
Below are a few examples of what you can write about :
How labor unions have influenced change in the workplace.
How labor unions came about and why.
Positive aspects of what belonging to a labor union means.
Importance of labor unions.
Letter of recommendation and transcripts are required
NOTE: We are looking for suggestions that will aid us in improving our public image in the community that you live in.
Please send your completed applications to:
IAMAW Local Lodge 2515
P.O. Box 2620
Alamogordo, NM 88310
If you require further assistance please call: (575) 434-0211
Directions: Please print all information & attach essay to scholarship application.
Scholarships Packet (below)
The 2023 IAM Scholarship Competition is The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2023. Applications can be found at:
In 2019, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000.
The IAM now has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both members and their children.
The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make these awards possible, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.
If you would like to receive a scholarship packet by mail, or have any questions regarding the program, please call our Scholarship Department at 301-967-4708.
Union Plus recently awarded scholarships totaling $170,000 to 108 students representing 34 unions. Among the recipients are five students from IAM and TCU/IAM families.
Taylor Miller of Oswego, IL, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship. She is a physics major at Spelman College in Atlanta, and plans to pursue graduate degrees in interactive telecommunications and solar physics. Her parents, Clay and Angela Miller, are members of TCU-IAM Local 829.
Kaitlyn Neal, a 2019 graduate of Las Cruces High School in New Mexico, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She plans to major in agriculture marketing at South Plains College in Levelland, TX, beginning this fall. Neal’s father Ronald Neal is a member of IAM Local 2515.
The Western Territory is proud to congratulate Kaitlyn Neal for being a recipient of the 2019 Union Plus Scholarship,” said Western Territory General Vice President Gary R. Allen. “Education is a sure path to prosperity and empowers women to be able to achieve anything they dream. We wish Ms. Nemany blessings and are sure she’ll have a bright future.”
Sarah Soliman of Newcastle, OK, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, and is a biology and microbiology major on a pre-med track. She is a member of the Honors College at Oklahoma State University and plans to graduate in 2020. Her father, Gamal Soliman, is a member of IAM Local 1886.
“It does my heart good to have students like Sarah Soliman recognized for their dedication and hard work,” said IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “It’s important for IAM members to participate in this program that promotes higher learning for themselves and their families.
”Shad Sellars is a 2019 graduate of Farson-Eden High School in Farson, WY, and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Wyoming and major in chemical engineering. Sellers’ father Brian Mertin is a member of TCU-IAM Local 6114.
Geordan Shaffer of Topeka, KS, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. He is a mechanical engineering major and a member of the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College at Wichita State University. He expects to graduate in 2021. His father, Greg Shaffer, is a member of TCU-IAM 427.
The Union Plus Scholarship Program, now in its 28th year, awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need and commitment to the values of organized labor. Since starting the program, Union Plus has awarded more than $4.5 million in educational funding to more than 3,000 union members, spouses, and dependent children