The World Plumbing Council offers three scholarship opportunities annually. The Scholarships are available to individuals actively involved in their local plumbing industry, particularly in education and training and are intended to provide the opportunity for an educational exchange between plumbing industry participants from different countries. Each of the scholarships provides up to US$10,000 in funding to cover approved expenses for the duration of the program.
The Bernard E. Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for vocational or technical training offered annually. Named after past American Military Retirees Association National President Bernard E. Dillon, this scholarship is for post-high school students attending vocational-technical classes at an accredited vocational-technical school. Five awards are given out each year and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.
The California Strawberry Scholarship is awarded to children of current California strawberry field workers. The parent must be a current employee and also have worked as a California strawberry field worker for the prior two harvest seasons. Other requirements are that the applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested.Total awards range between $400 and $5,000 and the deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2016.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Scholarship Essay Contest is a $1,000 scholarship that includes publication of the winner's essay to the association's website. Interested students should apply before the May 1, 2016 deadline. Applicants must be a current high school senior or enrolled or accepted as a full-time – equivalent to 12 credit hours – student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university or an apprentice program.
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