Applicants sought for LMCC scholarship

Applications are being accepted now through May 1 for the Mahoning Valley LMCC Scholarship through the Youngstown State University Foundation.

Eligible applicants include IBEW Local 64 members and employees of signatory electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley.

“Scholarships like the LMCC scholarship at the YSU Foundation are special,” said Brian J. Wolf, development officer for the YSU Foundation. “The YSU Foundation is honored to serve as the conduit between generous donors like the LMCC and students to help achieve their goals.”

The first LMCC scholarship was awarded last Fall to Joshua McGoogan, a mechanical engineering major at Youngstown State University.

“It was really nice that the first person we gave the scholarship to was a member’s son,” said Jim Burgham, business manager of IBEW Local 64. “We plan on continuing our working relationship with YSU and if we can grow that scholarship, and the finances are available, we would look to expand that particular scholarship or possibly start a second one.”

Jim Burgham, IBEW Local 64, NECA-IBEW Electricians

Jim Burgham, IBEW Local 64 business manager, discusses the requirements for the LMCC scholarship at YSU.

VIDEO: Jim Burgham from IBEW Local 64 discusses the impact of the LMCC Scholarship

The scholarship is open to YSU students pursuing degrees in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, civil and construction engineering technology, business management and other degrees that benefit the electrical industry.

Applications can be completed online here.

The $1,000 scholarship is funded through a joint labor-management committee comprised of IBEW Local 64 of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Both organizations are part of NECA-IBEW Electricians.

Further eligibility requirements include:
• Must be at least a sophomore
• Minimum 2.5 GPA
• Full- or part-time student