Three seniors in the Electrical Technology program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School were selected to receive International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 scholarships.
Every year, the IBEW receives thousands of applications for only a few hundred available scholarships. The vast majority of applicants are turned away due to the overwhelming interest in joining the electrical union. Applying to the union involves an aptitude test and an interview. With thousands of applicants competing for few positions, competition is tough.
Nashoba Tech students who will receive the scholarship are Joseph DeBenedictis (Chelmsford), Alyssa Morrill (Chelmsford) and Adam Pichel (Littleton).
The IBEW Local 103 Scholarship allows the students to bypass the application process and enter into the electrical union. To apply for the scholarship, the students had to be identified by instructors as being at the top of their class. They also had to submit an essay to the IBEW answering the following questions: “How did the establishment of the IBEW improve the quality of life for workers and their families?” and “What defining qualities do you possess that make you feel you are a good fit for this industry?”
From left are Nashoba Tech IBEW Local 103 Scholarship recipients Alyssa Morrill (Chelmsford), Adam Pichel (Littleton) and Joseph DeBenedictis (Chelmsford).