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Jane McMurray Memorial Bursary

Local 2020 is pleased to call for applications for the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursary.  Jane was a long time activist with USWA Local 6600 before her untimely passing.  The local remembers her work ethic and caring personality by creating this bursary in her honour .
The Local will award a $1000.00 and two $500 scholarships to children of a retired or present 2020 member, who will be attending a full time course of study leading to a diploma, certificate or degree from any publicly recognized college or university.
The criteria for selection of the successful applicant are:
 
1.   Achievements inside/outside the classroom
2.   Evidence of understanding the challenges regarding one of the 
      three topics chosen by the Selection Committee.
  
The office can be contacted at (705) 675-2461 ext. 242 if more information is required.     
         
 Applications must be submitted to The United Steelworkers Local 2020, 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON  P3E 1C8 by Jun 17, 2018 you must also include an electronic copy of your essay by sending it to trinta@uswsudbury.ca
Jane McMurray Memorial Bursary 2018 Application Components                                                                      
PART A:
Students Name:
Address:
Telephone Number:
 
Parent’s Name and Work location:
 
Post Secondary course and institution you are planning to attend:
 
 PART B:
 
Please include with your application the following:
 
1.   A current copy of high school transcripts.
2.   Proof of acceptance to course and institution mentioned above – this will be
      required before the award is made.
3.   A brief description of achievements outside the classroom.
4.   A letter of recommendation from either a teacher, principal or prominent member in
      the community that can endorse your involvement at school or in the community.
5.   An essay of not less than 500 words but no more than 1000 words on one of the
      following topics:
 
§         Subject relating to obstacles women must overcome in the workplace
§         Subject relating to the improvement of our safety, health and environment
§         Subject relating to promoting the labour movement
 
All application forms and essays should be sent to  trinta@uswsudbury.ca   by Jun 17,2018  Please note that winning submissions may be posted on this website.     

2017 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – Abby Lacelle (College Notre-Dame) is enrolled at Brock University.

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

2016 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

Unfortunately there were no submissions.

 

2015 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – Jordan Lacelle

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

2014 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – Jeremy Serre

$500 – Kayla Cox

$500 – Nathan Mejia

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

2013 Recipient of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – Jaimee Groves

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

2012 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – Jessica Vaillancourt

$500 – Eric Clancy

$500 – Jenna Guertin

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

2011 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – Gabrielle Kelly-Dicaire (Lo-Ellen Secondary) enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) at Laurentian University

$1000 – Amanda Lepage (Lo-Ellen Secondary) enrolled in Interior Decorating at Algonquin College

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

2010 Recipients of the Jane McMurray Memorial Bursaries

$1000 – David Bailey (Lasalle Secondary) enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at McGill University

$500 – Kendall Lepage (Lo-Ellen Secondary) enrolled in a Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills at Georgian College

$500 – Samantha McLean (Bishop Alexander Carter Secondary) enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Biology) at Laurentian University

Congratulations and good luck in your future endevours.

28 APRIL – Day of Mourning and David Ellis Scholarship for Steelworker Young Workers

Why We Remember David

Every year in Canada, 60 young workers are killed on the job.

David Ellis was killed on his second day at work.

He was 18.

Every year in Canada, 60 young workers are killed on the job. More than 60,000 are injured, many of them seriously.

David Ellis didn’t get the chance to fulfill his dreams.

But in his memory – and in honour of all the other young workers killed or injured on the job – the United Steelworkers is making sure young workers know the risks and know their rights on the job.

That’s why in the week of April 28, the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job, Steelworkers go into high schools across Canada and talk to students about staying healthy and safe in the workplace.

And that’s why we’ve established the David Ellis Scholarship for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Steelworkers.

In David’s honour, we will fight to make sure that young workers all come home from work healthy and safe.

 

The David Ellis Scholarship

The David Ellis Scholarship will make $1,000 available to a selected student to help continue his or her education at university, community college or another educational organization. Plus three additional students will each receive a $500 scholarship.

The Scholarships will be awarded to high school students who write winning essays on health and safety as selected by a panel of judges.

The Scholarship is available only to high school students who are sons, daughters or grandchildren of Steelworker members.

The David Ellis Scholarship is part of the Young Workers Awareness campaign.

To mark the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job, the United Steelworkers go into high schools across Canada to teach students about their risks and rights in the workplace. We run radio ads, provide print materials and encourage our members across the country to talk to students about health and safety.

How to Apply for the David Ellis Scholarship

One Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the high school student who submits a winning essay or video on health and safety themes. Plus three additional students will each receive a $500 scholarship.

The Scholarship is only available to high school students who are the son, daughter or grandchild of a member of the United Steelworkers.

Go to http://www.usw.ca/ and find Scholarships under Member Services to find this and other available scholarships.

David Ellis Scholarship
United Steelworkers, Health and Safety Department
234 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 800
Toronto ON  M4P 1K7
dellis_scholarship@usw.ca

Secondary School District 6 Steelworkers Education Scholarship

USW_scholarships

The Education Fund of the United Steelworkers is offering 20 scholarships of $1,000.00 each to secondary school students across Canada, to be distributed as follows:

District 3:        5 Scholarships
District 5:        5 Scholarships (Québec)
District 6:        3 Scholarships (Atlantic Region)
District 6:        7 Scholarships (Ontario)

See http://www.usw.ca/ website under Scholarships in Member Services for a complete listing of this and other available scholarships.

Other Scholarships available to Local 2020 members and their children

Local 2020 members are eligible for the Ontario Federation of Labour scholarships please follow link.

 

2020 members who are continuing their own education who have been members in good standing for at least 2 years and are participating in union activism may qualify for a scholarship from the Columbia Institute.  Six $1000 scholarships are available…please follow link.