1. Two (2) scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year will be awarded to two (2) applicants who shall be one of the following:
♦ a high school senior (during the 2018-2019 academic year),
♦ a full-time college or vocational training student,
♦ a building trades union-affiliated apprentice, or
♦ a building trades union member engaged in furthering his/her education or skills to the benefit of his/her craft and Indiana's Building Trades Unions.
The value of each scholarship is $1,000.00. Each applicant must be a member or dependent child of a member of a local building trades union in good standing with the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council.
2. The winners will be selected from all entrants who submit a short essay on the following topic:
Payroll Tax Fraud: Worker Misclassification and Its Effects on the State of Indiana.
Special attention should be given to its effect on individual workers, government revenue, and society as a whole. Ideas, strategies, and actions to combat payroll tax fraud in the construction industry will enhance the essay.
3. Each essay should be between 600 and 1,500 words in length, be typewritten, double-spaced, and follow APA guidelines for formatting style.
4. Entries MUST include: a cover sheet with the following information:
♦ student’s name,
♦ mailing address,
♦ e-mail address,
♦ name of university, college, or vocational school which he/she plans to attend/name of joint apprenticeship training center currently enrolled/name of building trades local union and continuing education sought or engaged in,
♦ his/her relationship to a building trades union member, and
♦ the name of the local union of which that person is a member.
5. Entries MUST be mailed to: Edwin Marsh Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council, 150 W. Market St., Suite 805, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
6. Entries MUST be received by 4:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 1, 2019. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
7. When received, each essay will be assigned a number. A master list will show the number and the name of the person submitting the essay. The review committee will NOT see the name of the applicant or the cover sheet accompanying the essay. Any personal information included within the essay will be redacted. Therefore, the review committee makes their selection based solely on the content of the essay.
8. All essays submitted shall become the property of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council and entrants give express permission for publication of all entries including the name of each author.
9. The Executive Board of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council shall administer this scholarship program, and its decision shall be final.
10. Selection of scholarship recipients will be announced on or after August 16, 2019. Winners will be notified by mail. Those not winning will be notified via e-mail.