The Dunkirk Area Labor Council is currently accepting applications to its scholarship fund. Graduating seniors interested in pursuing an education in the trades or manufacturing technology, such as an electrician, HVAC, pipe fitter, machinist, maintenance, auto technology, and auto body are encouraged to apply. Applications are available through the following school districts: Erie 1 BOCES in Angola, Fredonia, Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Pine Valley, Silver Creek or Westfield.
According to Doug Stock, President of the Dunkirk Area Labor Council, “We want to encourage our young people to enter the trades and manufacturing technology. There is a great need right here in our community for machinists, plumbers, and others. And, the wage scale is high.”
The Dunkirk Area Labor Council organizes and advocates on issues that are important to working people throughout the community. It is a member of the Western New York Area Labor Federation.
To apply, students should complete the application that is available at the respective guidance departments. Applicants are also required to provide a typed outline of qualifications, career goals, and an explanation of why they are interested in pursuing their selected trades. To be considered, the applicant must be accepted at an accredited institution.
Applications are also available through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) at 366-4892 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forward the completed application to the NCCF by April 30. The Labor Council has established a scholarship committee, comprised of community members, to review the applications.
The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $12.9 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.