Announcing Two Scholarships

In Association with the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds

As a result of our affiliation with the MA Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds, any member, child, grandchild or spouse of a Local 98 member or employee of the Funds are eligible to apply for these annual scholarships:

“Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship” 
$4,000.00 ($1,000.00 x 4 years)

This is a $1,000.00 annual scholarship available to any member, child, grandchild or spouse of a Local 98 member or employee of the Funds who is enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited nursing program.
The applicant must provide an official copy of his or her current school transcript along with a 500-word (or more) essay: What stimulated your interest in nursing and what attributes do you possess that you feel would enhance your career? Completed applications must be postmarked or received by Friday, May 26, 2017.

Application

“Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship”
$4,000.00 ($1,000.00 x 4 years) 
This is a $1,000.00 annual scholarship available to any member, child, grandchild or spouse of a Local 98 member or employee of the Funds who is enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited college or university.
The applicant must provide an official copy of his or her current school transcript along with a 500-word ( or more) essay: Who in your life has been the biggest influence and why? Completed applications must be postmarked or received by Friday, May 26, 2017. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship.

Application

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 98 provides a wide range of benefits for all eligible members and their dependents through several Benefit Funds.

Our Health & Welfare Plan began in 1949 with an Insurance Company. The Plan grew rapidly and in 1970 we became a completely self-administered, self-insured plan, with all benefits paid directly from the Fund Office. As of June 1, 2004, we again became fully insured with an Insurance Company, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, to provide you and your family a more comprehensive package of health benefits.

The Pension Plan was born on April 1, 1959 and the first Pensioner received his benefit on April 1, 1960. The main purpose of a Pension Plan is to provide you with an income after you retire from the work force, so that you and your family can enjoy those retirement years in dignity.

The Annuity Plan was established on December 1, 1988 and the main purpose of this Plan is to provide you with a tax deferred pension benefit or lump sum benefit upon retirement.

These Funds are governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of equal representatives from Local 98 and the Employers Associations. The Trustees strive to ensure your protection under these Plans and perform their duties voluntarily.

The Funds are administered by the Fund Office Staff and we do our best to maintain professional standards and work hard to ensure that the Fund Office runs smoothly.