*Please note that only qualified applicants from locals that participate by collectively bargaining to contribute or to authorize check-offs at one-cent per hour worked are eligible for the four-year scholarships. All other eligible applicants will be  considered for the Scholarship Foundation’s one-year $2,000 scholarships for undergraduate study. A Selection Committee comprised of an esteemed group of union, academic and civic leaders makes all selections for the awards. This group is independent of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union  and makes its determination of scholarship awards after thoroughly considering each applicant’s academic records, recommendations and a written essay. The Committee’s annual selections are published in The Members’ Journal following announcement of the scholarship awards.

                                                The advancement of education throughout the unionized sector of the Sheet Metal Industry must receive the

                                                highest priority to assure full participation in an expanding world economy.

In support of that objective, the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Scholarship Fund awards 34 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per year* for up to four years for full-time undergraduate study at any accredited college or university, including two of awards to participants and their eligible dependents that are enrolled in an undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture. These new scholarships are for up to five years and will result in payments of $4,000 for the first year and $8,000 per year for years two through five, for a total scholarship of $36,000. Applicants must be receiving a four-year scholarship from the Fund. The Scholarship Foundation awards 20 one-year $2,000 scholarships.

Click here for more information and to download the appropriate forms.

Every year, through the Karl Weinberg Scholarship Fund, Local 19 offers Academic and Random Scholarship awards to members, their spouses, or the dependent children of members.


We are happy to announce that we were able to award scholarships again

in 2017: Three (3) Academic and Three (3) Random.

The growth and development of our Scholarship Program is dependent upon the full

participation of our membership. We rely not only on our members to buy and sell

chances, but encourage your support in purchasing boosters, ads, and tickets to the

Annual Dinner Dance in March. As proceeds from these purchases continue to increase

each year, we in turn will be able to offer more scholarships and funding to the leaders

of tomorrow. We should all feel responsible that our children receive the financial

assistance to attain an education that will prepare them for the future. 

The Academic Awards are for twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) - paid in three thousand dollar ($3,000) increments each year for four (4) years - and are open to students entering their Freshman year of college in the Fall of 2017.

The Random drawing is open to students who are currently enrolled in college and those entering college in the Fall of 2017. The Random scholarship is a one time award of three thousand dollars ($3,000).

The winners will be selected at the March 2017 Philadelphia Union Meeting.

For more information on the Scholarship Program and to receive an application, please click on the button below to download an application request form. Complete the application request form and mail it back to the address on the form.

All applications must be received by January 31, 2017, in order to be in the March Random drawing and to give the Scholarship Committee ample time to review all of the applications.

Submission for requests of Applications must be done before February 15th.

Requests for Applications received after the deadline will not be considered or acknowledged. 

Completed Applications and their related materials must be postmarked no later than March 1st.

Applications and related material postmarked after that date will not be considered or acknowledged.

Sheet Metal International Scholarship Programs

​Sheet Metal Workers

Local Union 19 - Philadelphia, PA

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The deadline for applications for 2017 scholarships has PASSED. No more applications will be accepted this year.