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The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This award is for up to $200 per semester credit hour or $134 per trimester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate’s, bachelor’s, or postgraduate degree in a field that will further the electrical industry overall, as determined by the Founders’ Scholarship Administrator. The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed 8 years.

Please note that the Founders’ Scholarship competition is an adult program, to be used solely by IBEW members; it is not for the children of members.

Visit to get a printable application form and the rules for entry. The application and materials should be emailed to or mailed to: IBEW Founders’ Scholarship Committee, 900 Seventh Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001.