UA Local 342 Press Releases

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

UA Local 342 Scholarship Program


Applications are available beginning January 29, 2021 and must be submitted no later than April 30, 2021.

1)Read all instructions and follow directions completely. Incomplete applications will lower your overall score.

2)Applications must be typed. No handwritten applications will be accepted.

3)Include two (2) sealed letters of recommendation.
a. At least one (1) of these letters must be from a teacher or a person in a position to evaluate your  academic performance and ability.

4) Include a sealed official transcript of your most recent high school or college grades.
a. If there is a break in your education during the most recent quarter/semester, please provide an  explanation with the sealed official transcripts you submit.

5) If you will be a high school graduate in the spring, include a letter of acceptance from the college or university you plan to attend in the Fall.

6) Attach an essay of no more than 750 words on the topic: “The Impact of the Pandemic” Describe how you and your sponsor have been affected (or unaffected) by the pandemic. What is your new normal due to the pandemic? How has the pandemic affected our union? Has the pandemic affected your sponsor’s ability to work? (Please correspond with your sponsor.)

7) Do not print 2 sided copies.

8) Do not include the Instruction pages 1-4 with your application submission.

9) A checklist (Part C) has been included to help the applicant provide all that the judges require. It should be filled out and included with the application.

10) Retain a copy of the completed application for your records.


Mail or deliver your completed application with all enclosures to the following address by April 30, 2021 (postmarked by this date and received in our office by May 7, 2021, with proper postage statement). Hand delivered applications must be submitted by end of business day April 30, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS.

CLICK HERE to access the full application


2021 United Association Scholarship

Application period is from 2/16/2021 to 6/9/2021.  You can find the application at

CLICK HERE to apply.


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CSPTC Scholarship

The California State Pipe Trades Council (CSPTC) Scholarship Foundation awards college scholarships to sons and daughters of UA Union members in good standing for at least one full year. Students’ transcripts must indicate a GPA of no less than 2.5. Applicants may be:

• High school seniors graduating in June and attending a US 4-year college or university during the coming academic year.

• Full-time community college students attending a US 4-year college or university during the coming academic year.

• Full-time students currently attending a US 4-year college or university and continuing full-time attendance during the coming academic year.

Forty (40) scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to the winning applicants. Applications and required accompanying materials will be accepted beginning November 1, 2020. They must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2021.

You can find the instructions and application on the CSPTC website at For more information you may also call the CSPTC Scholarship Foundation at (916) 446-7311.