CISCO LAUNCHES 2018 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Seven scholarships available; deadline for applications Feb. 23, 2018

The Construction Industry Service Corporation is now accepting applications for its 2018 Scholarship Program. The three different program categories enable a wider range of the children of both building trade union members and union contractor employees to apply.

CISCO offers (3), four-year scholarships ($2,000/year) to high school seniors; (2), two-year awards ($1,000/year) for seniors planning to attend community college; and (2), two-year continuing education awards ($1,000/year) to adult union members or contractor employees.

“A highly-trained, innovative and educated workforce is the key to keeping our industry and other businesses at the top,” says CISCO Executive Director Dan Allen. “Training our future generations needs to be priority one. “Every person who applies is already a winner as each year we read entries from increasingly talented students. This is a testament to our construction industry parents and families who have instilled a strong work ethic and character in their children.”

Applications for each of the three categories of scholarships are available at scholarships/ or by calling CISCO at 630-472-9411. The program was established in 1994 in order to provide educational support for CISCO members and their families.

All applications and accompanying documents must be postmarked by February 23, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Winners will be noti ed in mid-March and awards will be presented at CISCO’s Annual Luncheon in April, 2018. For judging criteria, application information, and eligibility requirements, please refer to the application forms.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Gary Kara at at 630/472-9411

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) is a 501(c)(6) not-for-pro t association representing 8,000 contractors and 140,000 workers in the Northeastern Illinois union construction industry. Through its legislative, promotional, and workforce development initiatives, CISCO’s mission is to foster the cooperative relationship between labor and management to strengthen the union construction industry as a whole.