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NJ’s Union Construction Industry Awards $1M in Scholarships

286 students were awarded $1,150,950 to put toward their education through scholarships given by New Jersey’s union construction industry.

The scholarships come from trade associations whose members are the construction companies that hire union craftworkers – and from the unions themselves. “It is an honor to be a part of an industry that gives so much,” stated Jack Kocsis, CEO of Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey. “Each year the students seem to get more and more impressive. We are pleased to be able to help them continue their education and we hope they will remember this as they excel in their future careers.”

A list of the 2019 scholarships, awarded to students attending colleges all over the country, are as follows:

  • Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ): 6 scholarships totaling $72,500 and 5 merit scholarships totaling $12,500
  • Building Contractors Association of South Jersey: 3 scholarships totaling $24,000
  • Construction Industry Advancement Program (CIAP): 5 scholarships totaling $7,500 and 49 internship scholarships totaling $147,000
  • Drywall & Interior Systems Contractor Association of NJ (DISCA): 4 scholarships totaling $80,000 and 6 one-time scholarships totaling $3,000
  • Floor Covering Institute of New Jersey: 2 scholarships totaling $10,000
  • The Masonry Contractors of New Jersey Endowed Scholarship Fund at NJIT College of Architecture and Design: 4 scholarships totaling $6,000
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey: 18 scholarships totaling $20,300
  • New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association (NJAPA): 25 scholarships totaling $15,000
  • New Jersey Steel Association: 13 scholarships totaling $24,000
  • Utility & Transportation Contractors of New Jersey (UTCA): 7 scholarships totaling $46,000
  • International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Locals 4 & 5: 5 scholarships totaling $18,000
  • Dockbuilders Local Union 441: 30 scholarships totaling $136,650
  • Dockbuilders Local Union 1556: 10 scholarships totaling $100,000
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local No. 399: 3 scholarships totaling $9,000
  • Laborers International Union of North America (New Jersey): 7 scholarships totaling $140,000
  • Heavy/Highway Laborers Local 172 SET and 472 SET: 4 scholarships totaling $80,000
  • Operating Engineers Local 825: 10 scholarships totaling $100,000
  • Local 7 Tile, Marble and Terrazzo of NY & NJ: 70 scholarships totaling $99,500

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