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Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarships

Deadline Extended to April 15th

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) has established the Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. scholarship program for students who have demonstrated skills through academic achievement and service to their school and community. IFPTE will be awarding three college scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members.

Awards

Three (3) annual scholarships of $2,500.00 will be awarded to students who wish to continue their education beyond high school, whether in public and private colleges and universities, in community colleges, or in technical institutes. The scholarship awards are designed to be used in the 2014 school year and may not be used retroactively or prospectively.

Restrictions

Children and grandchildren of IFPTE Executive Officers are not eligible for the scholarships. The three annual scholarships will be granted to one child/grandchild from each of the three sectors of IFPTE: private, public and federal. Scholarship winners may not attend any school that discriminates because of race, sex, creed, or color. Only accredited colleges or universities will be acceptable.

Eligibility

Any child or grandchild of current IFPTE members may apply provided the student is a High School Senior.

Application Procedures

To apply, a student needs to submit the following:

  1. Official transcripts of high school grades signed by the guidance counselor or school administrator.
  2. Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  3. An essay of a minimum of 500 words on the following topic: What Being a Member of a Union Family Means to Me?
  4. A completed application form (photocopies accepted). Evidence of grades of college entrance exams (ACT or SAT) is optional.

Final submissions should be sent to:
Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship
c/o IFPTE
501 3rd Street, NW
Suite 701
Washington, DC 20001

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT ANY PART OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS LISTED WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE JUDGING. Materials will not be returned.

Application Deadline

The required materials must be postmarked on or before April 15th.

Criteria for Winning

Winners will be chosen on the basis of their essays, academic achievement, and school and community activities on the following basis:

  • Academic Achievement - 20%
  • Essay - 40%
  • School/Community Activities - 40%

Judging will be done by a retired labor studies professor with more than 30 years of service to the labor movement.

Announcement of Winners

2014 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Award Winners >

Distribution of Awards

Winners of IFPTE scholarships will receive a letter of scholarship and will indicate the amount of the scholarship award. A check for the amount will be forwarded to the financial aid office of the college or university the student will attend.

IFPTE at a Glance

Members

IFPTE represents over 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.

Occupations

Our members work for federal, public and private employers, and work in various occupations such as auditors, drafters/designers, engineers, judges, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and technicians to name a few.

Executive Board

The Executive Council is made up of Officers and Area Vice-Presidents. Area Vice-Presidents are elected by members within their specific area, and are responsible for governing IFPTE between conventions. A list of the Area Vice-Presidents can be found on our Officers page.

Executive Officers

The Executive Officers run the day to day operations of IFPTE and they are elected at the IFPTE Convention, which are held every three years.