PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) awards $225,000 in college scholarships through the Northern California Laborers’ Scholarship Foundation. Now in its 25th year, this foundation has provided $75,000 in scholarship monies to 75 students for the 2016 academic year.
“We know the students that have received a scholarship have the potential to take their academic achievements and turn them into impactful careers in the future,” said Oscar de la Torre, Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) Business Manager and LIUNA Vice President. “The Laborers’ Union is proud to provide opportunities to our members and their families through this scholarship foundation. Many of the recipients are the first people in their family to attend college, and we are pleased to help them achieve their goals.”
In order to be eligible for the scholarship contest, applicants must submit an official transcript, write an essay, and provide letters of recommendation. All parts of the application including community service, school activities, GPA, and recommendations are considered during the selection of scholarship recipients.
This non-profit foundation’s sole purpose is to raise monies for the dependent children of Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) members in Northern California to attend post-secondary institutions. Since its inception in 1992, the foundation has provided over 1,076 scholarships worth more than $2.7 million. Student recipients have attended local community colleges and universities throughout California and across the country.