Trades and Manufacturing Technology Scholarship Available

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) and the Dunkirk Area Labor Council announce the due date of April 30, 2018, for applications to the Dunkirk Area Labor Council Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in Fredonia, Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Pine Valley, Silver Creek, Westfield, and Erie 1 BOCES in Angola. 

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 schools or the NCCF website Students may also contact NCCF at 716-366-4892 or 

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, electricians, and others.  Moreover, 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. 

Students applying for this scholarship need to follow and complete the simple application requirements. To be considered, the applicant must be accepted at a recognized school. 

 Forward completed applications to the NCCF by April 30 via e-mail, fax to 716-366-3905 or by mail at 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. If you have questions, contact NCCF at 716-366-4892 or the above e-mail. 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 or call 716-366-4892.