The Arthur E. Coia Scholarship & Education Fund is designed to provide financial aid to undergraduate, full-time, matriculating students of an accredited institution (college, university, or technical school). This award is renewable each year while attending an undergraduate college/university of your choice, conditioned on your meeting the academic criteria set forth by the Scholarship Committee. Currently, the funding is $2,500 per year or a total of $10,000 if renewed for all four years of undergraduate study.
The scholarship is available to New England Laborers, their spouses and their children only. Grandchildren and nieces and nephews of New England Laborers are not eligible. The Union member must be a member in good standing of an affiliated Local Union of the Laborers' International Union of North America from New England. New England includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
All materials will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and evaluations will be based on scholastic merit, financial need, extracurricular accomplishments and submitted essay.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 30.
All applicants will be informed of the scholarship awards in July.
To download a form, just click on the link above. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.
We only accept applications by mail. To apply, print the application form, fill in all required information, attach all support documents (listed on the Application Form), and mail the complete package to:
Arthur E. Coia Scholarship & Education Fund
410 South Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903