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 2017. The following are the winners of the $500 Local 953 Scholarships. Congratulations to all recipients!

Kayla Dubiel
Daughter of Kristopher Dubiel (ECEC)

Martiin Sandberg
Son of Martin Sandbertg (IBEW 953)

Zachary Lahti
Son of Robert Lahti (IBEW 953)

Josh Nitek
Son of Jeremy Nitek (DPC)

Ashley Kopacz
Son of Mark Kopacz (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 candidates in the spring of every year.

Current Recipients


The CVTC Foundation Scholarship 2017 Recipients - Benjamin Nimeskern and Theodore Amelse

CVTC Foundation Scholarship 2017 Recipients

Recipients Benjamin Nimeskern (left) receiving the Electrical Power Distribution Scholarship and Theodore Amelse (right) receiving the Automation Engineering Technology Scholarship. Local Union 953 Asst. Business Manager, Brady Weiss is standing in the middle.