"Karen Lasby, It was always a pleasure to work with you and so many other top notch folks. Without you our union couldn’t have been as strong."
- George M.
It has long been recognized that education is the key that unlocks the door to opportunity. The UTUIA recognizes and supports that mission by providing various scholarship programs. Our scholarship winners attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. We are happy to be able to serve our membership in this way.
Despite the efforts of many to improve the safety and working conditions of transportation workers across the country, accidents still claim lives every year. Recognizing the emotional and financial needs of the families left behind, we are proud to introduce our Memorial Scholarship Program designed to help provide for a college or trade school education for the children of a transportation worker killed in the line of duty. “Our first recipients are the children of fallen UTUIA Brother and SMART TD member, Troy Jordan. We are proud to have an opportunity to serve our fallen brother and to honor his legacy with this award.” said UTUIA President Ken Laugel. You can read more about the first awards as well as a video of the Memorial scholarship announcement by clicking here.
There is no secret that our country has a shortage of qualified skilled laborers. As part of UTUIA’s commitment to labor and to the children and grandchildren of our members, We are proud to introduce our new Skilled Trade Scholarship program. There are 50 $2,000.00 scholarships available and payable for up to 2 years for classwork that leads to certification in a given skilled trade. These are awarded after each year’s coursework is completed with a satisfactory grade. but you must apply by the deadline. It is our hope that we can make a difference in the lives of our youth and help pave the road to a brighter future. Click the Trade scholarship rules below for more details and official rules.
Each year 50 lucky students are randomly chosen to receive up to four years of scholarship funds. In 2015, we raised the amount of the award from $500.00 to $1,000.00 for each of those four years. In 2016, We continued our support by increasing the scholarships to $2000.00 per year!! We also increased the current recipients awards to match that amount. Over the course of time, we have paid out over 2 million dollars in scholarships! To learn more, click on one of the links below:
In 1967, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) Field Supervisors established an annual scholarship at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, in honor of the latecholarship is in recognition of the service rendered by Mr. Eilers to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Mr. Eilers’ interest in Buena Vista University.
For rules and applications , click here
John Edgar Thompson Scholarship
A scholarship for the daughters of Deceased Railroad Workers.
To learn more click here