CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members may apply.  Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. 



Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply.  Prior winners may not reapply.

Sixteen (16) two-year scholarships, to be paid at the rate of $4,000 annually, are awarded each year to applicants from the U.S.A. and Canada. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive  second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.


Applications are accepted during the months of November through April. Final deadline is April 30, 2024.





1.   The scholarship program is open to all active members in good standing, active retirees, and their sons and daughters who are either in, or about to enter, an accredited college or trade        school. Any applicants who are in high school must be graduating in 2023.

2.  The award is a one-time $1000.00 payment to be used for tuition or other expenses to the school designated by the winner.

3.  There are two parts to the applications process. The first is an application of interest. Second, once we have received the application and the member has been verified to be in good standing,  the applicant will receive the second application, which will require an essay and a copy of the applicant’s complete academic record.



For the application, click here


The return date for the firs application is February 17, 2023.  The return date for the second application is April 28, 2023.  All applications must be verified by the Local President, in the space provided before mailing to the Sector Office at:


Attn: Scholarships
501 Third Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001






Joseph F. Champa Scholarship Awards     Rules   Application
Harold C. Ingels Scholarship Awards         Rules  Application
Charles H. Tant Scholarship Awards           Rules  Application

Open to sons and daughters of active, retired or deceased members of NABET-CWA Local 53, $1,000 scholarships each per academic year for a maximum of four (4) years.  These scholarships are awarded separately by lottery in mid-April.  Applicants must be students in a high school class graduating in 2024. Final deadline is April 5, 2024.

Should you need applications for any of the above scholarship awards, please call the Local 53 office at (818)846-0490.

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