OPEIU provides scholarship funds, named in honor of two past OPEIU International Presidents who believed strongly in education and training. Both scholarships assist members and associate members to further their higher education and career goals.
The Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to 20 members or their children for undergraduate university or college education.
The John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship provides assistance to members or associate members who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in labor studies, industrial relations, social science, or a related field. Ten scholarships (one per region) are awarded annually.
Two past OPEIU Secretary-Treasurers, Romeo Corbeil and Gilles Beauregard, were committed to the youth of America and their understanding of labor movement, democratic voice in the decisions of everyday life, and having fun in nature. A summer camp in their name was established for the children of OPEIU members.
The Romeo Coirbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp awards children of OPEIU members a chance to go to Summer Camp.
Information and applications for the 2020 scholarships are available by clicking here.