Local 17 to offer two $3000 college scholarships this year

For several years, Local 17 has offered a $3000 annual scholarship to dependents of members who will be incoming college freshmen in the fall. This year, a second $3000 scholarship has been approved by the Executive Board for students who are continuing their education beyond freshmen year.

The application is now available HERE. In it, applicants are asked to demonstrate their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and educational goals. They are also asked to write a labor-related essay which is reviewed by outside labor educators. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2015.

Last year's winner Chikodi Ezeokeke, pictured on the right -- son of member-leader Kenneth Ezeokeke -- is currently studying bioengineering at the University of Washington.

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