INDIANA LABORERS' TRAINING TRUST FUND
VIRGIL E. & CHARLES R. MORRIS
AND
RALPH THRASHER
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM


     The Board of Trustees of the Indiana Laborers' Training Trust Fund, realizing the requirements for tomorrow's society will be tougher than those of yesterday; and not only but our children face a greater number and variety of responsibilities. Seeking solutions to problems and striving for perfection, their talents must be strengthened to aid them in gaining new achievements.

     Further realizing that many children of parents who are employed in the construction industry are finding it increasingly difficult to continue their education beyond high school for the simple reason their family income will not permit such. Many have physical limitations and family hardship situations which, added to an already existing financial crisis, makes further education an impossibility. Therefore, the Board of Trustees, in consideration of these needs hereby establishes and does create the following Scholarship Award Program.

     Since beginning in November 1969, the Virgil E. & Charles R. Morris Scholarship has awarded $2,225,971.70 to dependent sons and daughters of Laborers affiliated with the LiUNA State of Indiana District Council and to dependent sons and daughters of constructions management to help finance their education at various colleges and universities.




Applications are available at the LiUNA Local Union Offices and from the Contractor Association Offices. The deadline to apply each year is April 30th. All eligible applicants are reviewed by the Scholarship Nominating Committee and interviews of the applicants are conducted. Not less than two awards will be given annually.