2017 Collette Lemay Scholarship

Collette Lemay passed away on February 1, 1995 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH after suffering a brain aneurysm while at work at the Union office.

Collette Lemay Scholarship ProgramShe was 57 years old. Collette left behind her husband Richard and daughter Veronica.

Collette served IBEW, Local 2320 for many years as Business Agent representing Operator Services. During that time, there were 10 offices throughout New Hampshire with both New England Telephone and AT&T operators. In addition to her duties as Business Agent, she also handled all benefit issues and at the time of her passing, she was Financial Secretary of the Local.

Sister Lemay worked tirelessly for the membership of the Local and did so in a professional and respectful manner. She was a lady in the true sense of the word.

Her absence is felt to this day by all who knew her.

For all the reasons stated, the Officers and Executive Board discussed ways to honor her memory and decided on a scholarship fund in her name. In the years of fundraising, primarily through our annual Collette Lemay Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, we have raised more than $100,000 and have awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships.


            * Children, stepchildren and grandchildren of Local 2320, IBEW, active members

or retirees.

            *One year of continuous good standing Union membership (satisfied by March 31, 2017 and retirees with                        Honorary Withdrawal Cards).

* Acceptance into an accredited college or university, community college or recognized technical or trade                       school at the time of the award.  Graduate students are not eligible.

            * Only one application will be accepted per individual.

* Scholarship application forms may be photocopied and will be accepted.


* Application must be received at the Union Hall by the close of business on

April 30, 2017 to be considered.

* IBEW, Local 2320, will not be able to advise applicants as to the status and/or

receipt of their applications.

* Only winners will be notified in May of 2017.


* Three (3) one-time scholarships in the total amount of $2,000 each will be allocated.

Applicant must submit a typewritten, double-spaced essay, with their opinion on the following: Right To Work legislation has been filed for decades in New Hampshire and is consistently voted down.  Explain why  politicians continue to file RTW legislation against the will of the people, and what effect RTW legislation would have on the New Hampshire employee workforce?

Essay must be between 400 – 600 words.  Do not send essays separately.

Essays sent separately will not be considered.

* A union member verification form (enclosed) must accompany each scholarship

application to be considered for submission.

* IBEW, Local 2320, Collette P. Lemay Memorial Scholarship Committee will                                  determine the awards.  Upon receipt of each scholarship application, the applicant’s

name, union affiliation and union member will be separately indexed.  Once                                   completed, this information will then be obscured to assure complete impartiality by

the Scholarship Committee.

Click here to download scholarship paperwork:  CL Scholarship 2017