Dear Brothers & Sisters:


Please be advised that the Northern California Carpenters/Thomas A. Morton Memorial Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce that this year one hundred (100) scholarships will be made available to the sons and daughters of Carpenter members of the Local Unions in the 46 Northern California Counties.  The first person chosen in the random drawing will be awarded $6,000.00 in honor of the Helen Morton Memorial Scholarship, with the other ninety-nine (99) winners being awarded $3,000.00.  Eligible persons may receive one scholarship award every other year, with a maximum of two awards being given to any individual dependent of members in good standing of Local Unions throughout the 46 counties.


The selection process will be done by lottery so grade point averages will not be a factor.  APPLICANTS MUST BE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE 2020-2022 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) COLLEGE YEAR OR CURRENTLY BE ENROLLED IN AN ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.  Additionally, the applicant must currently be a dependent as described in the Application Guidelines (spouses are not eligible).


The scholarships will be awarded for the entire 46 Counties area under the direction of the Northern California Carpenters/Thomas A. Morton Memorial Scholarship Foundation.  HOWEVER, YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR LOCAL UNION FOR THE ACTUAL APPLICATION.


The Northern California Carpenters/Thomas A. Morton Memorial Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1991 by the Executive Officers of the Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board, based on the belief that charity should begin at home and that the principal benefit of Union membership is not only

to improve one's own lot in life, but also that of our children.  With those thoughts in mind, government approvals were secured and trust accounts were established.  Contributions from golf tournaments and the like have been accruing, and this year we are able to give our awards to one hundred (100) lucky applicants.


If your son or daughter is not one of the lucky recipients this year, be sure they apply next year if they are still in school.  With good fortune and wise investments, the number of awards will continue to grow each year.


Dependents of full-time Union Officials and/or retirees or employees and/or retirees of the Union are not eligible for scholarship consideration.


The best of luck to you and your family!



Application Guidelines





  1. The 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications must be completed and returned directly to your Local Union, postmarked by Friday, June 26, 2020.  No late applications will be considered.


To be eligible for scholarship consideration, a scholarship applicant must be a dependent   child of a member in good standing with a Local Union affiliated with the Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board. “Dependent” child is defined on the reverse side of these guidelines.


  2.  Applicants must be seniors in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited

        educational institution, but be less than 23 years of age, and planning to attend school

       during the 2020-2021 college year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).


  3. Dependent children of full-time officers and/or retirees or employees and/or retirees of the following entities are not eligible for scholarship consideration:


          A. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America,

          B. Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board or any of its affiliated Local Unions, or the                       Northern California Carpenters Regional Council;

          C. Carpenter Funds Administrative Office of Northern California, Inc.;

          D. Carpenters Training Trust Fund for Northern California;

          E. Western States Drywall/Lathing Industry Labor-Management Cooperation Committee, Inc.; and

          F. 46 Northern California Counties Drywall/Lathing J A T C & T B.


  4. Dependent children of deceased members who were in good standing with the Local Union at the time of their death are eligible for scholarship consideration.


  5. In the event a scholarship recipient is unable to fulfill the requirements of the Foundation, the scholarship award must then be returned to the Foundation, and would become available to the alternate.





The term “Dependent” means:


           A.       Unmarried children of the member or qualified Domestic Partner, if they are:


           (1)      A natural child, adopted child or stepchild younger than 19 years of age provided the child lives with the member for more than one half of the calendar year.   Adopted children will be considered a child of a member when they are placed for adoption. Placed for adoption means the assumption and retention by a member of the legal duty for total or partial support of a child to be adopted; or


           (2)      A child for whom the member has been appointed legal guardian, provided the child is younger than 19 years of age, lives with the member and is primarily dependent on the member for financial support; or


           (3)      19 but less than 23 years of age and a full-time student at an accredited educational institution, provided they otherwise meet the eligibility requirements in paragraphs (1) or (2) above, other than age. Temporary absence from the member's place of abode due to education is not treated as absence for purposes of satisfying the residence requirement of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Subsection; or


            B.       Special Rule for Children of Divorced Parents.   If the parents of a child otherwise eligible in accordance with Subsection A. (1) are divorced, and the child does not live with the member for more than one-half of the calendar year, the child will be eligible if:


           (1)      the child's parents together provide over one-half of the child's support; and


           (2)      the child is in the custody of one or both parents for more than one-half of the calendar year.


Partial List...

McMorgan & Company

NC Contractors Association

Wall and Ceiling Alliance

Entrust Partners Offshore LP

Washington Capital Management, Inc.

Ullico Investment Company LLC


Fred Alger & Company, Incorporated

Jergeo Marketing LLC

Carpenters Local #405

Carpenters Local #46

Carpenters Local #217

Carpenters Union Local 586 Scholarship Fund

Construction Employers' Association

Lathers Local #9144

Carpenters Local #152

Carpenters Local #605

Hathaway Dinwiddie

Carpenters Local #713

Carpenters Local #701

Lathers Local #9083

Michael and Debbie Bruce

Lathers Local #68L

The Morton Foundation

Foundry Partners LLC

UBC Local #2236

Carpenters Local #1109

Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Employers' Advocate, Inc.

Carpenters Local #751

KP Financial Svcs Ops

Lathers Local #9109

Millwrights Local #102

Pile Drivers Local #34

Western States Drywall/Lathing Industry

Northern California District Council of Laborers

Carpenters Local #180

Carpenters Local #1789

Scaffold Solutions

Operating Engineers Local #3

Carpenters Local #22

Carpenters Local #505

Carpenter Funds Admin. Office of No. CA

Basic Crafts Workers Comp

DPR Construction

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld

J.H. Lee Accountancy Corporation

UBC Local #1599

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co, LLP

California Alliance for Jobs

Wedge Capital Management, LLP

OE Federal Credit Union


Investment Performance Services, LLC

Post Advisory Group, LLC

R.E. Weber Insurance Agency

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Webcor Construction LP


BCCI Construction Company

Boxer & Gerson, LLP


Anthem, Inc.

Carpenters Local #35

Tarlton and Son Inc.

Lindquist LLP

Power Egineering Construction Co.

Otto Construction

Carpenters Local #1599

Cement Masons' Local #400

Gerding Edlen Development Company

United Business Bank

UBC Local #505

Sheet Metal Workers' Local #104

Gary Martin

Alten Construction Inc.

ASB Capital Management

New England Carpenters Labor Management Program

Intercontinental Real Estate Corp

Michael T. Brown

Delta Dental

Luther Burbank Savings

Blach Construction

Modular Installers Association

Millwright Employers Association

Principal Life Insurance Company


Ashen Company LTD, Inc.

TNT Industrial Contractors, Inc.

Fremont Bank/Jergeo Marketing LLC

Quest Investment Management, LLC


Ale Equipment

DW Nicholson Corporation

The Segal Company (Western States), Inc.

Bear Scaffold and Services

American Income Life Insurance Co.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

The Arns Law Firm

Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council

BCBS Healthcare Plan of GA Inc

AFL-CIO ITC Financial, LLC

Bentall Kennedy

Robert Alvarado

Net Endeavor, Inc.

Keenan, Hopkins, Suder and Stowell

Charles Gliebe

San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798

San Joaquin County Building & Const. Trades Cncl

Andrew Slivka

Bentall Green Oak

TimesSquare Capital Management, LLC

United Contractors


RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Granite Construction Company

Nibbi Bros. Associates, Inc.

Novo Construction

North Bay Building & Construction Trades Council

Paul and Betty Baldacci Family


Suburban Press, Inc.