The Thomas S. Gunning Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of BTEA Northeast members who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at the accredited post-secondary undergraduate institution of the student’s choice.

Applicants are eligible for up to four years of scholarships.

Eligible applicants must be:

Members of BTEA Northeast, their employees and their respective immediate family. Immediate family is defined as self, spouse or child. The child may be natural, legally adopted or a stepchild.

High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.


Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, potential of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, extracurriculars in school and/or within the community, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and an outside recommendation.

Final selection of recipients is made by the BTEA Northeast Board of Trustees.

Award recipients will be notified by September 1st.

*Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Individuals are always welcome to reapply.


All applications and associated materials are due no later than June 30th, 2023 and must be postmarked with that date or submitted electronically before then.


Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) is a wellness resource available to union members or management. EAP offers preventative services including: mental healthcare, financial planning, stress and anger management trainings and other services.

For more information on EAP services, click on the resources listed below.

Union EAPs

Modern Assistance Programs
Painters, Glaziers, Sheet Metal, Plasterers and Cement Masons, Bricklayers, Electricians, Operating Engineers, Ironworkers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Plumbers, Sprinkler Fitters, Roofers

Private Insurance EAPs
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Harvard Pilgrim


Modern Assistance Program (MAP) offers wellness resources to all of BTEA Northeast’s contributing contractors that is related to substance use disorder, recovery and mental health.

Still have questions? Please contact Thomas S. Gunning, Executive Director of BTEA Northeast, at


BTEA Northeast has made every effort to update our members on various resources available to them. Please look below for information on some of these items.

BTEA Northeast Educational Trust

BTEA Northeast has been a long-standing provider of education and training to its membership of several hundred construction contractors representing numerous building trades. The power of union construction is the ability of the union construction leadership and their union trade labor to build safely, efficiently, productively and always to the highest construction standards of every market sector.