Through the Upstate NY Engineers Benefit Funds, we help members in need and contribute financially to worthwhile causes such as the Regional Food Bank, Open Door Mission, In My Father’s Kitchen, ConnectLife, Hospice of Central New York, and the March of Dimes.

IUOE Local 158 Scholarship

The Upstate NY Engineers Benefit Funds awards one or more college scholarships each year to deserving applicants. The application is available to high school seniors who have a parent who is a member of Local 158 in good standing. The winner(s) of the award may use the scholarship at any accredited college or university. The application process begins in February or March of each year.

Click to download the scholarship application

Applications are also available in each of the district offices.

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District 106
Ashleigh Heuser
George Washington University
Major: Psychology

Anna Whitman
SUNY Adirondack
Major: Accounting

District 545
Emily Babbitt
SUNY Oswego
Major: Biology

District 832
(no applicants)

IUOE Local 158 Charitable Golf Tournament

The Upstate NY Engineers Benefit Funds raises money through its annual Charity Golf Tournament held every September. In 2021, 132 golfers and sponsors came together to raise more than $35,000. See information for the 2022 tournament here!


The Bernie DeJoseph Foundation was created in 2002 in memory of former Local 545 Business Manager Bernie DeJoseph. It was rebranded in 2011 to the Upstate NY Engineers Benefit Funds following the merger of Locals 106, 545, and 832. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation/Trust has donated more than $100,000 to worthwhile causes and organizations.