Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 congratulates all 29 area high-school seniors and college students who were recently awarded scholarships totaling $151,000!

The program, 100% funded by the membership of Local 17, ranges from one-time $750 scholarships to four-year scholarships totaling $16,000. For every hour a member works, seven cents is contributed to Local 17’s scholarship fund. Since 1983, the program has awarded over $2.1 million in scholarships based on performance on the state Labor History Exam or through a lottery drawing.

Check out some of the press clips highlighting the Local 17 scholarship and winners:

Stella Cortese and Iyanci M. Lopez:

Meaghan Turgeon:

Michael J. Sheehan:

Cassandra E. Gordon, Rachel McDonald, Grace Kapetanakos, James Mackin, Edward Reilly, Layla Reilly, and Benjamin DeBoer:

James Elwell and Zachary C. Falasca: The Boston City Paper