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LECMPA Expands Scholarship Program with BLET Auxiliary


Support for BLET-associated students grown in second year of program

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (PRWEB) August 09, 2018

LECMPA, provider of wage loss protection for railroad and transportation workers, announced today that the BLET Auxiliary and LECMPA have chosen a total of 17 students to receive financial support for the 2018-2019 school year.

LECMPA funds two $2,500 scholarships as well as $1000 and $500 awards for students attending an accredited university, college, trade school of other institution of higher learning. Eleven of the 17 students receiving scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year are provided financial support from LECMPA. The students, all related to a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), are chosen for scholarships based on academic record, leadership, character and personal achievement.

LECMPA has protected union transportation workers with wage loss insurance protection since its founding in 1910. Enabling compensation to continue while workers are out of service due to job discipline, it brings confidence and fiscal certitude to workers and their families.

"We wish to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all of the recipients of this year's scholarship awards as they tackle their academic goals," stated BLET Auxiliary National President Sereena Hogan. "We are committed to helping these worthy students with financial aid and extend our sincere appreciation to LECMPA for partnering with the BLET Auxiliary Scholarship Program. It is definitely a win-win situation for both organizations as well as for the students!"

"We are proud of all of the scholarship recipients and delighted to provide financial assistance to help students from BLET families realize their dreams at our country's academic institutions," said LECMPA President Susan Tukel. "The caliber of students applying for the BLET Auxiliary Scholarship was impressive and a testament to the quality of BLET families."

For a list of current BLET Auxiliary Scholarship recipients click here.

BLET students can access information about the program and its requirements here.

LECMPA, founded in 1910 as a cooperative assessment insurer for railroad workers, provides wage loss protection to unionized transportation workers in all crafts and industries throughout the United States. LECMPA is a nonprofit, member-owned company with approximately 27,000 members nationwide. LECMPA headquarters are in in Southfield, Michigan. More information is available at

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