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July 27, 2017

2017 Boilermaker Scholarship Awards

International President Newton Jones has announced the winners of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship for 2017 as selected by the IEC Scholarship Committee. The Canadian scholarships were awarded to the following:

Winner Award Parent Lodge
Jamie Ewasiw $1,000 Wayne Ewasiw 146
Alexandra Kuefler $1,000 Kenneth Kuefler 146
Emma Bontron $2,000 Jason Rodonets D277
Jennifer Keller $2,000 Elmer Keller 532
Amanda Logan $2,000 Don Logan 191
Kieran McKenzie $2,000 Joseph McKenzie D387
Michelle Vienneau $2,000 Claude Vienneau 73

In addition, the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL) sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for each affiliated International Union. The IEC Scholarship Committee has awarded the CFL scholarships to:

Winner Parent Lodge
Rebecca MacDonald Ross MacDonald 580
Chaska Vilchez Jose Mijail Vilchez 146

There were 13 scholarships given to applicants in the USA. In total 107 applicants received scholarships and the committee was highly impressed with the applicants' grades in high-school, achievement awards, extracurricular activities and well-written essays.