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Joe Marchesi Construction Industry Scholarship Information

The Illinois Valley Contractors Association is continuing its Joe Marchesi Construction Industry Scholarship program.

Last year, recipients Tracy Baldenegro, Peyton Couch, Austin DeBates, Nathan Diaz, Bryce Fanti, Eliza Kummer, Gianna Pattelli, Jennifer Scheidecker and George Stuepfert each received $1,000.00. Brett Becker, Kelsey Klein, Sarah Lyons and Olivia Raikes each received $500.00.

Applicants must be:

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a course of study leading to a degree which could help advance the Illinois Valley Construction Industry,
  • Be associated with the Illinois Valley Construction Industry as an employee, spouse or child of a contributing contractor, or an employee, spouse or child of the Association or Industry Fund,
  • Or be a member or employee, their spouse or child, of a participating local union
  • Have maintained a scholastic average of B-.
  • Must be a full time student (A minimum of 12 hours).

The Trustees of the Illinois Valley Construction Industry Advancement Fund will make the selection at the Fall semester from a pool of all qualifying applicants.

How to apply:

Applications may be obtained by calling 815-223-0561, stopping by the Illinois Valley Contractors Association located at 1120 First Street, La Salle, IL or from a participating local union office or from this website by clicking on the link below.

The application from this website is in PDF format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer in order to view and print it. If you do not have this software, you can download a free copy at


Please download, complete, and mail in the PDF Application (linked below) along with your required documents, OR fill out our online application (also linked below) and submit electronically.  If submitting electronic application, please mail the required documents listed below to our office located at 1120 First St., LaSalle, IL  61301

Documents required to be submitted with your application include:  Official High School Transcripts or GED Final Test Scores, and if applicable, College Transcripts.

Applications that do not include all required documentation will not be considered.

Download the application or fill out our online application.

Deadline for returning the application for the 2018-2019 academic year is Friday, August 31, 2018.

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