Carpenters value education for its members and their families. All of us benefit from on the job and in the classroom training to improve our skills and be prepared for the next opportunity. For many members, they want to see their family succeed beyond what they have accomplished. We all deserve the opportunity for success through education. The PNWRCC is proud to offer access to high quality, post high school education for children and grandchildren of members of the PNWRCC. The Scholarship Fund is collected through ongoing donations and charity fundraising from members, partners and other organizations. This does not come from regular dues or Pension Trust, but our members’ commitment to improve their families’ opportunities through education. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to FULL TIME students pursuing an education beyond high school for the coming school year.
The Scholarship Committee selects winners by a panel of judges to review and score applications. A blind system will be used to ensure anonymity and based on the merits of the applicants. Applicants must be children, step children or grandchildren of a PNWRCC member. Award amounts are based on three categories: scholastic achievement, financial need, and an overall review of the student which includes their application presentation, essay, community involvement, and school activities. Applications are accepted each year beginning in December, through February of the following year with winners announced in the Spring (see application for specific dates).
To get prepared for upcoming scholarships you should begin the required FAFSA application (https://fafsa.ed.gov/). Please also collect at least 3 recommendation letters. Each year the application is updated and posted the week of Thanksgiving. Application updates include further details, a 6 part questionnaire, a new essay subject and a deadline of submission the last Friday in February the following year.
Please download the application and instructions and mail your completed application to:
Scholarship Committee, PNWRCC
25120 Pacific Highway South, Suite 200
Kent, WA 98032
For more information about the Application Process and/or contributing to the Scholarship Fund, call or email Svetlana Shur at (253) 945-8845, sshur(at)nwcarpenters.org, or call toll free (800) 573-8333, Ext 8845
Or Call or email Dani Plong at (253) 945-8824 dplong(at)nwcarpenters.org