Smart Local Union №565


Programs & Services

    • Local 565 Scholarships – There are FOUR scholarships available through the Local for 2021. They are the President’s Scholarship ($1500), the Scott Gast Scholarship and the Paul Lund Scholarship (both are $1100 each), and the SMW 565 Scholarship ($1000).
      • The 2021 Scholarship Informational Cover Letter can be found HERE. The scholarships need to be emailed or postmarked by February 15, 2021.
      • The 2021 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 2021 Scholarship Application in word format 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
    • Other Labor related Scholarships:
      • IA Sheet Metal Scholarship Program: Request an application between September 1st through February 15th. Applications are due by March 1, 2021. 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, 2021 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, click HERE for more information. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021.
      • 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 June 25, 2021.
    • 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.
    • Stars and Stripes SMART Local 565 online apparel store: If you are looking for Local 565 clothing, click on the following link 3% of sales will go to the Member to Member Fund!
    • The Boot Pros work boot special. SMART Local 565 is working with The Boot Pros so that our members have access to purchase Union made or American made work boots. If interested there are multiple ways to get more information but keep in mind that this is primarily an online program. The link to the website is Scroll down and there will be a link specifically for SMART Local 565. Members can obtain a discount code through their Shop Stewards. The physical store is located at 425 Cherry St., Wausau WI 54401 and is by appointment only. Please call 715-842-2668 to set up an appointment.
    • Local 565 Death Benefit – $2,000 for death of member.
    • SMART International AD&D policy – $7,500
    • American Income Life AD&D policy – $3,500
    • Integrity Lifestyle Benefits: Providing additional benefits to all Local 565 Union members. Please go to to learn more about the benefits and decide if they are a good fit for you and your family.
    • 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