IBEW Local 953 awards five $500 scholarships to children of our members as well as recommends a candidate for the CVTC Foundation scholarship.



To apply simply, print and complete the scholarship application form and return it to us with a 500 word essay on: "Why should I buy union-made, American products?"

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Please send your application form and essay to:
IBEW Local 953
2206 Highland Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

The form and essay must be received by
November 1st.

The scholarships awarded will be randomly drawn by the Executive Board at the annual meeting. Winners will be notified by mail. The essay is only an obligation to apply for the scholarship. Throughout the year, the essays will be published in the IBEW Local 953's newsletter.



The scholarship applications drawing was held for 2015. The following are the winners of the $500 Local 953 Scholarships. Congratulations to all recipients!

Brianna Johnson
Daughter of Jim Johnson from Xcel Energy

Jessica Stanslaski
Daughter of John Stanslaski from Xcel Energy

Jesi Sando
Daughter of Jeffrey Sando From Barron Electric

Shane Trautsch
Son of Brad Trautsch from Dairyland Power

Lucas Begeman
Son of Anthony Begeman from Xcel Energy

CVTC Scholarship


Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation Scholarship is for students that are enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution Program at CVTC. The CVTC teachers recommendation, along with IBEW Local Union 953's Executive Board, determine the best candidate in the spring of every year.

Current Recipient


CVTC Foundation Scholarship 2016
Recipient - Jamie Hoffstatter

CVTC Foundation Scholarship 2015 Recipient - Konner Kitzhaber

Jamie Hoffstatter

The Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation Scholarship presentation was made at the CVTC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon held for Spring 2016. IBEW Local Union 953's $500 scholarship was presented to this year's winner Jamie Hoffstatter, a student at CVTC enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution Program. Congratulations Jamie!

"My name is Jamie Hoffstatter, I would personally like to thank you for granting me with the IBEW Local 953 Scholarship. I will be using it to help me get started once I graduate from the Electrical Power Distribution program from CVTC in May. In my free time I like to stay active by either playing sports, hunting, snowmobiling or helping out on the family farm. I currently have an interview with Missouri Valley, I plan on finding a summer help job until I can go through my interview process with them. I hope to go through my apprenticeship so I can see a lot of things that you will not see while working for someone else. I eventually will earn my journeyman's card and try to move back a little closer to me hometown."

- Jamie Hoffstatter