NWIBT is proud to help strengthen and support our community. Since our inception in 1983, we have given back to organizations and causes including United Way‘s “Success By Six” program, the Rock River Valley YMCA, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the annual “We Are One” Labor Day Parade & Picnic, the Loves Park “Young at Heart” festival, and many more
The Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Blais Family Scholarship Fund was created by a donation from Robert J. Blais and his son, Nicholas M. Blais, to acknowledge and honor the Blais Family’s commitment to the union labor movement and the importance of education. The scholarship is awarded annually to help offset the costs of college for one child of a local union member represented in the Northwestern Illinois Building Trades.
For eligibility requirements and application cutoff dates, please contact the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.