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Presenting Our New Scholarship for Young Workers!

Presenting Our New Scholarship for Young Workers!

 

 

Greetings -

 

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to announce that applications are open for our first annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship.

 

The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education provides important opportunities for young people but is out of reach for many working class people due to ever-increasing tuition fees.

 

This scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young activists across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.

 

We are incredibly proud to offer a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to support a young activist who is starting their first year of full-time post-secondary study in September 2017.

 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current union member, or the child/dependent of a union member, that is affiliated to the CLC;
  • Age 30 or under as of September 1, 2017;
  • Enrolled for September 2017 to enter their first year of full-time study at a Canadian public post-secondary institution: university program (leading to a degree) or college program (leading to a diploma or certificate);
  • Does not have any prior post-secondary studies;
  • Currently enrolled or not more than two years out of secondary school.

 

United Way Centraide Canada 

 

The application deadline is August 9, 2017.

 



In solidarity –

 

Amy Huziak

National Representative for Young Workers

Canadian Labour Congress

 

Sharon Lupton

National Director, Labour Programs and Services

 

 

  

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