Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarships
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.
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 2013 school year and may not be used retroactively or prospectively.
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.
Any child or grandchild of current IFPTE members may apply provided the student is a High School Senior.
To apply, a student needs to submit the following:
- Official transcripts of high school grades signed by the guidance counselor or school administrator.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
- An essay of a minimum of 500 words on the following topic: What Being a Member of a Union Family Means to Me?
- 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
501 3rd Street, NW
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.
The required materials must be postmarked on or before March 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
Winners will be selected on or about May 1st.
Winners will be contacted by certified mail announcing their scholarship award. Names of the winners will be publicized in IFPTE’s online publications and on IFPTE’s website at www.ifpte.org. IFPTE also reserves the right to print the winning essays and to cause the winners' names and essays to be printed in other newspapers.
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 is honored to announce the winners of the 2012 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Awards Program. From the many remarkable applicants, only three $2,500 scholarships could be awarded to children and/or grandchildren of IFPTE members in the public, private, and federal sectors.
Scholarship applicants were judged on academic achievement, school and community activities, and on an essay entitled “What Being a Member of a Union Family Means to Me.” We proudly present the 2012 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Award winners.
Katarina T. Nguyen earned the scholarship award for IFPTE’s Private Sector. The daughter of SPEEA/Local 2001 member Anthony Nguyen, Katarina graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, WA. This fall she will attend Johns Hopkins University.
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Alexandra C. Vincent earned the scholarship award for IFPTE’s Federal Sector. Her mother, Carol Hardy Vincent, is a member of CREA/Local 75. Alexandra graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington and will attend the University of Virginia in the fall.
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Carielle U. Spangenberg earned the scholarship award for IFPTE’s Public Sector. The daughter of Local 21 member Jon G. Spangenberg, Carielle graduated from Alhambra High School and will attend the University of California, Berkeley.
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