Jack Moore and Ray Edwards Scholarships


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Jack Moore and Ray Edwards Scholarships






IBEW Founders Scholarship 2017

Awarded only to IBEW members

The IBEW Founders' Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned.

The award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate's, bachelor's or postgraduate degree in an approved field. The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed eight years.

Click here for Rules for Entry and printable application

President Lonnie Stephen's letter to all IBEW Local Unions



Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  1.  Applicants must be a son or daughter of a currently active member of Local Union 1439 who retain their active status as of midnight April 14, 2017 and must currently be a high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore.
  2.  The complete application form and all supporting information should be addressed to the "John L. Durham Scholarship Committee" and must be received by April 14, 2017
  3.  Accompanying the application form and other supportive information must be an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words, typed double spaced. The topic for 2017 is:
"Right to Work: Labors response politically and within their membership."
An applicant cannot be the son or daughter of a full time employee of the Local Union or the Business Manager or a member of his/her full time staff. This would not include Officers, Executive Board members or stewards who do not serve full time in a Union position on a permanent basis.
Applications will be mailed, with the topic of the essay, to all members requesting the information or you can download the application.
Please address inquiries to:
Local 1439, I.B.E.W.
Attention: Scholarship Committee 2017
2121 59th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

Training and Education

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Excelsior College in Partnership with IBEW

For those interested in a degree at Excelsior College, attached is the landing page for the Partnership with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers here. For those interested in seeing how qualified professional and technical training transfers into college credits at Excelsior click on the grey box entitled "Credit Transfer Guide" and scroll to the bottom of the page.

The first step in pursuing a degree at Excelsior College is to submit the undergraduate application, link attached Admission Application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee. For those with other college credit they would request that their official transcripts be sent directly from the issuing institution to: Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-5159, Attention: Records Office.

Once they receive official transcripts their office will provide a preliminary review, this typically takes 3-4 weeks. Transcripts will determine which credits will transfer into their program, as well as which credits are left to complete. When students receive their preliminary review they will be eligible to enroll. They will be notified through their "MyExcelsior" account.

They may set up a “MyExcelsior" account by following the directions below.

To create a MyExcelsior Account:

1. Go to the Homepage - www.excelsior.edu
2. In the upper right hand corner, click the button - MyExcelsior Login
3. On the left hand side, click the link - Create a MyExcelsior Student Account

If you have any questions please give them a call: 844-843-9296 or email Ken Nguyen, Admissions Counselor at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..