Smart Local Union №565

Madison: 608-257-5757
Wausau: 715-241-9054

Programs & Services

    • Local 565 Scholarships – There are FIVE scholarships available through the Local for 2020. They are the President’s Scholarship ($1500), the Scott Gast Scholarship and the Paul Lund Scholarship (both are $1100 each), the SMW 565 Scholarship ($1000), and new in 2020 is the Integrity Lifestyle Benefits Scholarship ($1000).
      • The 2020 Scholarship Informational Cover Letter can be found HERE.
      • The 2020 Scholarship Application that can be filled out on the computer can be found HERE. This application can be filled in using your computer’s PDF reader (non-interactive form). In order to be able to type on the document, you will need to save this document to your computer first and then reopen the saved file. Every PDF reader is different, so use your reader’s help function to find out how your particular reader does this. Below are two common programs:
      • The 2020 Scholarship Application that can be printed out and completed by hand can be found HERE. You can also type on this form directly if you wish.
      • If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Sarah at 608-257-5757 or email her at
    • Other Labor related Scholarships:
      • IA Sheet Metal Scholarship Program: If you are interested in applying for scholarships from our International Association, click HERE for an application request form. There are also request forms at the Local 565 office. You can request an application until February 15, 2020. Applications are due by March 1, 2020. For more information, go to
      • Union Plus Scholarship:  If you participate in the Union Plus program, your dependent can apply for this scholarship. The application deadline is January 31, 2020 and you can only apply online. For the application and more information, go to
      • Wisconsin Labor History Society High School Essay Contest: If you are a High School student and are interested in winning up to $500, go to for more information. Essays must be postmarked by February 15, 2020.
      • South Central Federation of Labor Scholarship. If you are interested in the SCFL Scholarship click HERE for the application. The SCFL scholarship is due back by Friday June 26, 2020.
    • Member to Member Fund – To qualify for a disbursement, the recipient has to be a SMART Local 565 Member, a Member’s spouse or dependent child of a Member who is experiencing a financial burden or hardship which is unplanned or unexpected. All requests will be reviewed in a timely manner by the Emergency Fund Committee which is made up of Executive Board members not including the President, Vice President and Recording Secretary.
    • Local 565 Death Benefit – $2,000 for death of member.
    • American Income Life AD&D policy – $3,500
    • SMART International AD&D policy – $7,500
    • Newsletters
    • Service Awards (15/25/40/50 consecutive years of service)
    • Steward Recognition Dinner
    • Union Plus Member Discount Card  Apps for your smart phones: Apple  Android
    • Wisconsin Dells Passport to Savings. If you would like to receive a discount on various Wisconsin Dells attractions this summer please click Here. For more info, go to