PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) is once again proud to have awarded partial college scholarships through the Northern California Laborers’ Scholarship Foundation. For the 2015 academic year, the Northern California Laborers’ Scholarship Foundation provided $225,000 in scholarship monies to 75 students.
“The young students who received a scholarship have displayed great potential through their academic careers and should be proud of their accomplishments,” said Oscar de la Torre, Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) Business Manager and LIUNA Vice President. “The assistance this scholarship foundation offers to the sons and daughters of our members is a source of great pride for our organization. The Laborers’ Union is dedicated to providing opportunities to its members, their families and the community at-large and I can’t think of a better way to do that than through these scholarships.”
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 1,000 scholarships worth more than $2.5 million. Student recipients have attended local community colleges and universities throughout California and across the country.