SMART Sheet Metal Workers awards scholarships to members’ children

Two SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 children have each been awarded one-year $4,000 Sheet Metal Workers International Association Scholarship Foundation scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year: John “Jack” Barrett, son of Local 36 member Bob Barrett and Autumn Snudden, daughter of Local 36 member Christopher Snudden.

Only 20 scholarships were awarded nationally.

A national scholarship selection committee, independent of the national SMART Foundation, made up of union, academic and civic leaders, selected the two winners based on their academic records, recommendations and a written essay.

Autumn Snudden is also the recipient of the SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association) College of Fellows Scholarship.  She will receive $4,000 per year for all four years of her undergraduate studies. The SMACNA College of Fellows members, who are top industry professionals in the sheet metal industry, determined the recipient of this award based on a written essay, letters of recommendation, and academic records.

The SMACNA College of Fellows’ mission is to identify and recognize academically talented youth and potential future leaders and provide them an opportunity to further their education and develop their talents as future leaders and positive contributors to society.


  • Jack graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty High School in the Wentzville School District. He is currently enrolled as a freshman at the University of Missouri-Columbia, studying towards a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with plans to obtain a master’s degree thereafter.
  • Autumn graduated in the top five percent of her class from DeSoto Senior High School in the DeSoto School District. She was a member of the National Honor Society, was chief editor of the school yearbook and worked in the school library. Autumn is currently enrolled as a freshman at the College of the Ozarks, studying towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and plans to pursue a master’s degree.



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