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 2021. The following are the winners of the $500 Local 953 Scholarships.

Congratulations to this year's IBEW Local 953 Scholarship Winners!

Austin Kopacz
Child of Mark Kopacz (Xcel Energy)

Trevor Kopacz
Child of Mark Kopacz (Xcel)

Craig Hansman
Child of Michael Hansman (Xcel)

Kayla Steinmetz
Child of Dean Steinmetz (Xcel)

Kylie Hodnefield
Child of Kirk Hodnefield (Xcel)

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 2020 Recipients are Anthony Bain and Micah Craig Hansman!

EDP scholarship winner – Anthony Bain

Gas Utility Construction & Service Scholarship winner – Craig Hansman