Ironworkers Local 396 members’ children eligible for $10,000 scholarship program

Godfrey P. Padberg Ironworkers’ Scholarship application deadline is March 31

Children of Ironworkers Local 396 members have until March 31 to submit an application for the 2018 Godfrey P. Padberg Ironworkers’ Scholarship.

The $10,000 scholarship is available to children of Local 396 members in good standing. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors and rank in the top half of their graduating class in high school or, if applying while in college, rank in the top half of their class in the year preceding the application.

Selection criteria include: academic standing of the student during the four years in high school; college entrance exam scores; extra-curricular activities and leadership; character references; personal interviews, if requested by the selection committee; and academic performance in college if the applicant is in college when applying.

The scholarship program is sponsored by the Padberg, Corrigan & Applebaum law firm, which has represented Local 396 members for more than 50 years. The relationship between the firm and the union began as a friendship between Godfrey P. Padberg, the firm’s founder, and Joseph “Buck” LaMantia, a Local 396 member.

After Padberg passed away, the firm established the scholarship to honor him and his relationship with the ironworkers. Since 2003, $150,000 in scholarships have been awarded to children of Ironworkers Local 396 members for tuition, books and supplies.

Winners will be announced by June 30. To apply for the scholarship online, visit For more information, call Gina at (314) 621-2900 or email her at

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