Robert E. Shepherd Scholarship

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The R.E. Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 to honor one of the founding fathers and most influential members of the Ceramic Tile Layers Union, Local 67 of Illinois. Holding the highest position in the local union and named a Vice-President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, his vision was instrumental to the growth and success of the union movement. This scholarship continues his legacy of helping proud union families prosper.


The R.E. Shepherd Scholarship Foundation will award four $5,000 scholarships based on academic achievement and potential, and one $5,000 scholarship to be determined by a random drawing of all those applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or above who did not win one of the four academic scholarships.


Each candidate must be:

  1. A high school senior at the time of application.
  2. Provisionally accepted as a full-time student into an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university.
  3. A dependent child of a member in good standing of the BAC ADC 1 of IL.

Entry Requirements:

 The following information is required from each candidate:

  1. Official transcript of all high school records.
  2. A copy of your high school’s method for calculating your GPA.
  3. Official copy of ACT or SAT test results.  
  4. A completed application, including all required attachments listed on the last page of this application (essays, extra-curricular activities, etc.) postmarked no later than Friday, March 29, 2024.

Download the application below to apply!