Local 926 is proud to announce our new Scholarship Fund
Local Union 926’s Maria Concillo Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund has been established to award scholarships to any child that our Local 926 member is financially responsible for (dependent, natural or legally adopted). Local Union 926 members must be in good standing.
These scholarships will be available to all high-school seniors planning on attending a 2 or 4 year university/college or, nursing school or Technical School on a full-time basis (directly from High school).
(Please see Scholarship Contest Rules for complete rules and instructions.)
3 scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 a year, for a maximum of 4 years will be awarded to the winning applicants. Applicants will be accepted from January 1st to March 31st. The winning applicants will be announced in April or May of each year. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 average in order to keep receiving the award and they must remain a full-time student.
Each award will be sent directly to the college at which the winner is enrolled, and credited to the winner’s account for payment of authorized college expenses (tuition, room and board for college operated accommodations, and all documented matriculation and other usual and similar fees).
Please contact us in writing or through the “Contact Us” on this website to request an application, stating your name, address and UBC card number, the name and address of the applicant, and the applicant’s relationship to the member. Upon receipt of the information, the Local will send to the requesting member the Scholarship Fund Application and the contest Rules and Instructions. The completed application and associated materials should be returned to Goga Consulting Group, via mail or email. At the close of the application period Local 926 will verify that all members that applied for the Scholarship are in Good-Standing to enable Goga Consulting to make a decision.
Completed applications can be sent to:
Goga Consulting Group
349 Philip Avenue – Suite A
Staten Island, NY 10312.
Or they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org All applications will be reviewed by an independent outside group of professional educators, the Goga Consulting Group where it will be judged.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Local Union 926 members’ dependent children, who is any child the member is financially responsible for (dependent, natural or legally adopted).
The member (parent) of the applicant must be a member in good standing of Local Union 926 for at least 3 years immediately preceding submission of the scholarship applications.
A deceased member’s child will be considered an eligible candidate for a scholarship award if, at the time of his or her death, the deceased member met the above requirements, and his or her child was at least 12 years of age.
The applicant must be a high school graduate or a senior graduating in June from a public, private or parochial school who are planning to attend a two or four year college/university or are enrolled in one of the other qualifying schools anywhere in the United States during the academic year and who meet the academic requirements for an entrance into the university or college of their choice; Students selected for scholarships must have achieved not less than a C (equivalent to a 2.0 or above average in their high school senior year).
Applications will be accepted from January 1st through March 31st annually.
Apart from verifying the eligibility of the applicant, Local Union 926 will not exercise any choice among the various applicants or indicate in any way that one applicant should be favored over another.
Applicants will be expected to submit an essay of 250 words, explaining why they think they deserve the scholarship. The review committee will submit to Local Union 926 the list of finalists to be awarded scholarships.
Scholarship winners will be announced on the Website. Winners will be notified by the Local 926 Scholarship Fund Chairman Joseph Pisano. Local 926 President Salvatore Tagliaferro and Chairman Joseph Pisano of Local Union 926 will present the winners at the April 2016 monthly meeting.
Notification of this opportunity in future years will be included on the Local 926 website.
The Member can send a letter to the Local Union 926 office or through “Contact Us” on this website, or email email@example.com to request an application after January 1st each year. At that time, the Union will verify Local Union 926 membership. The following items must be received from January 1st, through March 31st:
Application – to be completed by the applicant with the membership verification portion to be completed by Local Union 926.
- Proof of relationship to eligible member, such as a birth certificate/adoption papers.
- Official school transcript – to be submitted by school official and returned directly to:
Goga Consulting Group
349 Philip Avenue – Suite A
Staten Island, NY 10312
- Proof of college registrations at a 2 or 4 year college/university or enrollment in any of the other qualifying schools.
- 250 word essay on why the candidate thinks they deserve the scholarship.
- Applicants will be required to submit their College Board SAT test scores.
We recently had our first fundraiser for the Maria Concillo Memorial Scholarship Fund! On November 6th, we hosted our 1st fundraising event at Gargiulo’s restaurant in Brooklyn. This event has enabled us to be able to award our first scholarships in 2016. Please call the local 718-491-0926 or email us for an application. If you email us, please include the name of the member, their UBC and the applicants relationship to the member.
Applications will be available starting January 1, 2017 and must be completed and mailed back before March 31, 2017.
Special Thank You to All of Our Sponsors
Patron Gold Page Sponsors – William Schwitzer & Associates, P.c.
Friends of Local 926 – Local 1556, Local 740, Local 157 and the NYCDCC
Special Donations – New York Mets, New York Yankees, New York Jets, Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Walt Disney, Stephen Quon @ Extreme Systems Services LLC., Brooklyn Board of Business Agents, National Interiors Inc., Local 891 and The Potestivo Family.