US Bates Scholarship


BAC U.S. Members:

BAC annually awards three scholarships to students whose parents or step-parents are U.S. BAC members. The stipends are $5,000 per year for up to four years – up to $20,000 total.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a senior in high school
  • Plan to enter college in the fall of 2021
  • Be the child or stepchild of a U.S. member in good standing of a BAC Local

The U.S. Bates Scholarship program is administered through International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS).

The application deadline is March 31, 2021. ISTS will notify all applicants of the selection results in June 2021.

To access the online application, please visit Please click here to view a list of frequently asked questions about the scholarship.

Questions? Call or email the BAC Education Department at 1-888-880-8222 ext. 3887 or

Middlesex and Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council


The Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship Application Form


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