Scholarship Opportunities

23Sep 2018

At the 25th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1984 a resolution was passed, creating the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund, to honor his service to the International Union all of his adult life, his accomplishments, and his progressive thinking.
At the 27th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1994, General President A.L. “Mike” Monroe and the General Executive Board passed a resolution to increase the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund to $20,000, allowing for ten (10) scholarships of $2,000 annually. This was done because of their strong beliefs in the principles for which the Scholarship Fund was created, and the need to continue and enhance the Convention theme of Organizing, Education, and Training, which was designed to bring all of our members and their families into the strategic planning and operation of our International Union through educational programs.

Sons, daughters, or legal dependents of IUPAT members in good standing, are eligible to apply for scholarships within this fine program. All applicants must submit an essay, no less than 1,000 words, and no more than 2,000 words, on an essay topic selected by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee.

The selected topic for 2019 is as follows: Community Organizing for Real Economics (CORE) is an IUPAT initiative to foster the growth and community presence of the IUPAT through community partnerships. How do communities benefit from these partnerships, and how can the IUPAT strengthen these relationships to increase membership and market share? The scholarship awards are contingent upon the student attending a certified college, university, vocational tech./trade or other such institutes of higher learning. Award winners must enroll in the school of their choice within a year of the award date or forfeit the award. Details and an application form are carried in a fall issue of the “Painters and Allied Trades Journal.” The deadline for essays to reach the International Union Headquarters is January 31, 2019. Winners will be announced in April 2019.

CLICK HERE to download the brochure.

23Sep 2018

At the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in 1999, the A. L. “Mike” Monroe and Ralph D. Williams, III, Sports Scholarship was introduced and ratified into the Union’s Constitution. This groundbreaking program was created to offer student-athletes the opportunity to pursue their athletic ambitions while earning an advanced educational degree at the academic institution of their choosing.

Despite their athletic talent, neither man had the resources to attend college and instead joined the Union at a young age. This scholarship, named in their honor, gives IUPAT members’ children the chance to attain a higher education.

In 1000, words describe why you should receive this award! All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • He/she must be a legal dependent of an IUPAT member in good standing.
  • Supply an official high school transcript.
  • A complete history of athletic participation and special recognition in high school.
  • Register with the NCAA Clearing House and declare the athletic program in which he/she will be
  • A letter of recommendation must be submitted from the coach or athletic director of the institution the
    applicant has been accepted and has chosen to attend.
  • A complete record of additional financial aid.

The award is contingent upon the student enrolling in the school of their choice within one year of the award
date or the award is forfeited. CLICK HERE to download the application form.

08Feb 2018

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 (IUPAT DC6) is hosting an Open House to invite men and woman in the community to learn about Careers in the Allied Trades. The event will take place at 8257 Dow Circle, Strongsville Ohio 44136 from 9: AM until 1: PM. The Open House will feature profiles of the Drywall and Finishing, Glazing, Painting, and Sign and Display Trades, along with Live Demonstrations and refreshments. Representatives from Cuyahoga Community College, Tri-C, will also be available.

“There has never been a better time to explore a career at IUPAT DC6,” exclaimed Jim Sherwood, Business Manager, Secretary/Treasurer of IUPAT DC6. “If you’ve got ambition, we’ve got opportunities.”

To download a flyer, Click HERE

30Jan 2018
The Finishing Trade Institute of the Ohio Region Board of Directors Congratulates all the graduates

Thinking of Joining the Union?

Plain City, OH, January 29, 2018– If you have an attention for detail, are goal oriented, and have basic knowledge of the Drywall Finishing and a willingness to learn as you earn, The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and our partner contractors would like to talk to you about a career in the construction industry! Join us on Thursday, February 8th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Painters Local Union 1275, 8700 Memorial Drive in Plain City, Ohio, for a special career fair and hiring event. Refreshments – along with on-the-spot job offers, will be provided.

Drywall finishers (or tapers) prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting and by taping and finishing joints and imperfections.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for this field is very positive, due to the need to replace older baby boomers who will be retiring in the next several years. No formal education is necessary, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs will be offered. This is a great opportunity to position yourself for a long-term career with IUPAT, that not only provides great pay but health insurance, a retirement plan, and career growth opportunities.

The event is sponsored by IUPAT District Council 6 and partner contractors Acoustic Ceiling & Partition of Ohio (ACP), OCP Contractors, OKI Interiors Corp, and Valley Interior Systems. Questions should be directed to Jamie Peppers, Director of Organizing, at .

To accelerate your ability to start employment immediately, interested candidates may want to bring a valid ID, and a resume or a listing of their work experience, to the hiring event.  Pre-registration is not required. For more information on the benefits of joining IUPAT, visit, or click HERE to download event flyer.

20Jun 2017

Are you thinking of pursuing a BA in Construction Management? Would you like to take your classes online? Rowan University in partnership with NABTU is offering the NABTU Governing Board of Presidents Scholarships up to $3,600 available to first-year students in all trades.

When:  September 5, 2017, the beginning of the Fall term

Who:  Journeypersons & Apprentices looking to develop their leadership skills

Where:  Visit the Rowan University website to apply for Fall 2017

Rowan University’s B.A. in Construction Management Online is ideal for journeypersons, as well as apprentices who are looking to develop leadership skills and advance their careers. The B.QA. in Construction Management prepares Building Trades members to supervise, manage, and inspect construction projects, buildings, and associated facilities. Rowan’s program has received North America’s Building Trades Union’s endorsement.

Scholarship application deadline is August 1st. Visit the Rowan University website to learn more. Download information HERE.