Dear Brothers and Sisters;
Local 2287 scholarship committee wishes to inform the membership on the process to apply for the multiple scholarship awards provided by the New York City District Council, The Greater New York Floor Coverers Association, and the Resilient Floor Coverers Local 2287. As the children of our membership take a step higher in their academic endeavors, they face great financial burdens. Through the following programs, they may receive some relief. Please take advantage of what is being offered, and apply.
The Scholarship Fund is affiliated with the Resilient Floor Coverers Local Union No. 2287, United Brotherhood of Carpenters of America. The New York City District Council of Carpenters. The New York City District Council of Carpenters is the affiliated parent Labor organization for Local Union No. 2287. The New York City District Council of Carpenters affiliated Benefit Funds is the New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds. These Benefit Funds administer a scholarship fund entitled: “The Charles Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund.”
Each year individuals who receive the 40 highest scores based on the results of a competitive exam administered by an independent educational review service are awarded educational scholarships from the Charles Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The next two highest scoring individuals are awarded scholarships from the New York City Floor Coverers employers Association Scholarship Fund; and the next two highest scoring individuals are awarded scholarships by the Local 2287 Scholarship Fund. As the Benefit Funds administer the application and award all of the scholarships, there is only one application form. The winners of the Charles Johnson Scholarship and the New York City Floor Coverers Employers Association Scholarship will not be eligible for the Local 2287 Scholarship. By eliminating duplication, more of Local 2287’s children will be recipients of scholarship made possible by the Union.
Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The NYCDCC offers a Scholarship Program (known as the “Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship”) through the Welfare Fund for unmarried, dependent, natural, or adopted Children of eligible members. For purposes of the Scholarship Program, these Children are all referred to as “Qualifying Children.” International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), administers the Scholarship Program.
How the Plan Works
This benefit is a scholarship program for unmarried, dependent, natural or legally adopted Children, regardless of age who:
Are entering college as freshmen without prior college credit;
Are entering college with prior college credit earned while completing high school (in an early admissions placement program or advanced placement program); or
Are mid-year graduates who entered college prior to the academic year beginning in September, when a scholarship would first be payable, and who earned one-half year of college credit.
If you are a Retiree, your Qualifying Children are eligible for this program if you met the scholarship eligibility requirements described above at the time of your retirement.
The Scholarship Program is not available for post-graduate work.
Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program pays up to $3,500 for each year of a four-year academic program at an accredited college or university, or until the Child receives a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. The maximum amount of the award is $14,000 per student. Currently, 25 students are selected to receive scholarships each year, although this number is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
Any other financial assistance (e.g., awards, aid, loans) received by your Child must be reported to ISTS. ISTS adjusts the scholarship so that the combination of financial assistance and the award do not exceed total tuition, room and board expenses and usual fees. New York State Regents awards, however, are not taken into consideration.
The Scholarship awards of The Greater New York Floor Coverers Association are $3,500 a year for a maximum of four years.
The Scholarship awards of Resilient Floor Coverers Local Union No. 2287 are $2,500 a year for a maximum of four years.
How to Apply
The application process occurs during the student’s senior year of high school:
September: You can request an application by clicking here to visit ISTS’s website.
December: Your Child needs to take the College Board SAT Reasoning Test by December. Your Child must upload a copy of his/her SAT scores using the drop down menu on the academic page of the online application by December 15th. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted.
The online applications are available from September 15th through December 15th. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted.
For questions regarding applications please contact 855-672-4787.
Local Union 2287