Scholarship Information

We are offering information regarding several scholarships available to our members and their families. Please note the dates and be sure to include all the necessary information in your applications.

Application forms are made available online in the portable document format.
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You can always contact the office with any questions you might have.

Plumbers Local 34 Scholarship Foundation

The Local 34 Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce we will award up to 4 scholarships each year in honor of Brother Frank Horak. Depending on the availability of scholarship funds one or two scholarships of $1000 may be awarded to a member or dependent (spouse or child) to attend College or University and one or two $500 scholarships for a member or dependent to attend Trade or Vocational School (including Local 34’s apprenticeship program).

All applications must be received in the Plumbers Local 34 office, 353 7th St W, Suite 104, St. Paul, MN  55102, no later than July 31, 2024. The winners will be selected in August. All applications must be signed by the Applicant and the Business Manager or Agent verifying application information is true and that member submitting application is a member in good standing. The application must bear the United Association Plumbers Local 34 seal.

Application & Cover Letter 2024.pdf


The Minnesota AFL-CIO has several Scholarships available on their website.

You can view them by clicking here. ( Which will open a new window to the Mn AFL-CIO website )

Building Trades Credit Union

The Building Trades Credit Union will award 20 $250 scholarships to students enrolled in a union apprentice training program and five $1,000 scholarships to other students pursuing a post-secondary education (college, vocational or technical school).

Each applicant must: 1) be a member in good standing at BTCU, and 2) have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and 3) complete and return the scholarship application by date on form.

A copy of your high school diploma, G.E.D., or current college transcript must be submitted along with your application. Completed applications may be dropped off at any BTCU branch or mailed to: Building Trades Credit Union, Attention: Scholarship Committee, 12080 73rd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369.

Scholarship winners will be notified by mail. All decisions are final. Winners will also be required to provide a current photograph to accompany the announcement of winners which will be published online at

BTCU Scholarship

Minnesota Pipe Trades Association

There will be two Scholarships drawn in memory of Brother Elmer Walls, each in the amount of 'at least $1000.00' and shall be presented to the son or daughter of any United Association member in good standing whose Local Union is affiliated with the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association.

The recipients of these scholarships shall be selected by means of a 'lottery' and must have obtained a "C+" (or better) average in their last school year and must attend an accredited Trade School, Junior College, College or University as a full-time student.

Each United Association member in good standing may submit ONE application only. Documentation verifying a C+ or higher average in the applicant's last school year must be submitted with the Scholarship application form.

All applications must be received in the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association Secretary's office, 4402 Airpark Blvd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811 no later July 31th. The winners will be selected in August. All applications must be signed by the Business Manager verifying member submitting application is a member in good standing, and application must bear the United Association seal.

Checks for Scholarships will be issued in two payments – checks will be made out jointly to the recipient and the school selected for attendance.

Download the application from the Minnesota Pipe Trades Website

Other Sources of Scholarships

Many banks and large employers offer scholarships to their members, workers, and their families.

It's worth your while to check with your bank, your spouses employer, even city and community programs.