District 1 WOS Scholarship

There are four scholarships to be awarded on a lottery basis to 2021 high school graduates. Please post this information on your local union's bulletin board(s) so that your members are aware of this scholarship program.

Also, if the applicant is unable to obtain in-person certifications, due to restrictions from COVID-19, please see the Amendments for 2021 (below).

  1. Two (2) Technical/Trade/Online Scholarships with a total value of $1500 each to be applied toward tuition at any accredited trade/technical/online school in the United States. 
  2. Two (2) Academic Scholarships with a total value of $2000 each to be applied toward tuition at any accredited college or university in the United States.

If in the opinion of the Committee an essay(s) rises to the level of excellence, the Committee reserves the right to award one (1) additional scholarship. This applicant must have met the application requirements as stated herein.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE

Daughters and sons, step-children, and legal wards (residing with or having proof of financial obligation for applicant) of any active United Steelworkers, District 1 member employed within the jurisdiction of his/her local; or who have retired from said local within the last six (6) years (after 6/30/2014), are eligible to apply for the scholarship awards.

The candidate must be in a graduating high school class during the year the scholarship is being awarded and have attained at least a 2.8 cumulative grade point average, which must be stated on the attached transcript for the year of graduation.

Click here for essay requirements.

Click here for the rules of competition.

Click here for an application. (Feel free to make copies. Please note, it is two pages.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Completed application form, transcript and essay must be received by Friday, June 11, 2021, before 3:00 p.m., in the Columbus Office.

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

AMENDMENTS FOR 2021

It has become necessary to amend the 2021 United Steelworkers District 1 Women of Steel Scholarship application requirements due to school closings, remote learning, etc., with circumstances of COVID-19.

The application deadline remains the same, Friday, June 11, 2021, before 3:00 p.m. These amendments are not precedent setting.   

If it becomes difficult to obtain in-person certifications or transcripts, please follow these amendments: