UA Local 342 Press Releases

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

2024 UA Scholarship

The application period for the 2024 United Association Scholarship is available from March 8, 2024 to June 12, 2024.CLICK HERE to access the application.


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UA Local 342 Scholarship Program

CLICK HERE to access the full application


Applications are available beginning March 1, 2024, and must be submitted no later than May 31, 2024.

1) Read all instructions and follow directions completely. Incomplete applications will lower your overall score.
2) Applications must be typed. No handwritten applications will be accepted.
3) Include two (2) sealed letters of recommendation.
a. At least one (1) of these letters must be from a teacher or a person in a position to evaluate your academic performance and ability.
4) Include a sealed official transcript of your most recent high school or college grades.
a. If there is a break in your education during the most recent quarter/semester, please provide an explanation with the sealed official transcripts you submit.
5) If you will be a high school graduate in the spring, include a letter of acceptance from the college or university you plan to attend in the Fall.
6) Attach an essay of no more than 750 words on the topic:
When speaking to your sponsor, what were the intangible benefits of union membership that he/she has witnessed or experienced him or herself? Write an essay to explain your response.
7) Do not print 2 sided copies.
8) Do not include the Instruction pages 1-4 with your application submission.
9) A checklist (Part C) has been included to help the applicant provide all that the judges require. It should be filled out and included with the application.
10) Retain a copy of the completed application for your records.


Mail or deliver your completed application with all enclosures, addressed as follows, by May 31, 2024 (postmarked by this date and received in our office by June 7, 2024, with proper postage statement). Hand delivered applications must be submitted by end of business day May 31, 2024. No late submissions will be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS.

UA Local 342 Scholarship Committee
935 Detroit Avenue
Concord, CA 94518


CSPTC Scholarship

Applications and additional required material will be accepted between November 1, 2023 and March 1, 2024. A U.S. Postal Service official postmark of March 1, 2024 will be accepted. In order to ensure applications are processed in a timely fashion, applications received more than five business days after the postmark deadline of March 1, 2024 will not be accepted. We are aware that some college acceptance letters will not have been distributed before this deadline. However, it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all other materials on time, and supplement their application with the acceptance letter as soon as possible, and in any event no later than March 31, 2024. Only COMPLETE applications will be eligible for an award.

Forty (40) college scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to the children of members of Pipe Trades Local Unions affiliated with the California State Pipe Trades Council.

You can find the instructions and application on the CSPTC website at For more information you may also call the CSPTC Scholarship Foundation at (916) 446-7311. 

CLICK HERE to access the Scholarship Rules and Application

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