EA's Charlie Rollins Scholarship
The Engineering Association, Inc. has developed the Charlie Rollins Scholarship Award Program as an investment in the future of our members, their families, and our Association. The program was named The Charlie Rollins Scholarship Award Program in memory of Charlie Rollins to honor his commitment and dedication to working men and women and education.
Charlie Rollins (1939 – 2005) dedicated much of his adult life to organized labor as well as education. He was an instructor of adult continuing education students at the Northeast Area Vocational-Technical College in Afton, Oklahoma in the early 1980’s; President of United Rubber Workers Local 318 in Miami, Oklahoma 1983 - 1986; and Senior Labor Relations Specialist for the Engineering Association, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1987 until his retirement in 2002.
$1,000 General Scholarship Program
Each year the Engineering Association, Inc. awards a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship prize.
THOSE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Applicants must be currently enrolled in post-secondary education (includes high school seniors with dual enrollment) and must be related to an Active Engineering Association, Inc. member or staff in one of the following ways:
Spouse (not employed by TVA)
Unmarried and under Age 26 in one of the following categories:
Natural or Adopted Child /Grandchild
Foster Child /Grandchild
Child of whom you are the legal guardian
Child for whom you have legal custody
To learn more, please contact us.
IFPTE's Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) established the Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. scholarship program for students who have demonstrated skills through academic achievement and service to their school and community. IFPTE will be awarding four college scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members.
Four (4) annual scholarships of $2,500.00 will be awarded to students who wish to continue their education beyond high school, whether in public and private colleges and universities, in community colleges, or in technical institutes. The scholarship awards are designed to be used in the 2018 school year and may not be used retroactively or prospectively.
Children and grandchildren of IFPTE Executive Officers are not eligible for the scholarships. The annual scholarships will be granted to one child/grandchild from each of the three sectors of IFPTE — private, public and federal — and one from IFPTE's Canadian area. Scholarship winners may not attend any school that discriminates because of race, sex, creed, or color. Only accredited colleges or universities will be acceptable.
Any child or grandchild of current IFPTE members may apply provided the student is a High School Senior.
To apply, a student needs to submit the following:
Official transcripts of high school grades signed by the guidance counselor or school administrator.
Three (3) letters of recommendations
An essay of a minimum of 500 words on the following topic: "What Being a Member of a Union Family Means to Me?"
A completed application form (photocopies accepted). Evidence of grades of college entrance exams (ACT or SAT is optional).
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT ANY PART OF THE FOUR LISTED ELEMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE JUDGING. Materials will not be returned.
Check the IFPTE website for details, but normally the deadline is in early March.
CRITERIA FOR WINNING
Winners will be chosen on the basis of their essays, academic achievement, and school and community activities on the following basis:
Academic Achievement - 20%
Essay - 40%
School/Community Activities - 40%
SELECTION OF WINNERS
Winners are normally selected on or about May 1st, but check IFPTE's website.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be contacted via phone and by mail announcing their scholarship award. Names of the winners will be publicized in IFPTE's online publications and on IFPTE's website. IFPTE also reserves the right to print the winning essays and to cause the winners' names and essays to be printed in other newspapers.
Send Completed Applications and Related Materials to:
Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship
501 3rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
To learn more, please contact IFPTE.