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UFCW Local 247 IORIO Scholarships & EDDY Education Grants

Our two scholarship programs have been named in honour of two outstanding leaders, the heart and soul of the UFCW 247 Training Centre. For 25 years, Denyse Iorio and Nolan Eddy were instrumental in ensuring the success of multiple Government Funded programs. Programs like 45+, Women in Trades, T.R.A.D.E.S, Skills Link Hospitality, Professional Cook, G.V.U.A.S and Discovery to Apprenticeship, to name a few. Throughout the years, Denyse and Nolan guided the training centre through various changes in funding, always thinking of the many participants who benefited immensely by these initiatives. Denyse retired in 2016 and sadly passed away in 2020. Nolan started his retirement chapter in 2021. We thank them both for their dedication throughout the years and consider it appropriate to continue to link them together with the naming of these scholarships/grants.

Local 247 is committed to awarding up to TEN (10) $1,500 Scholarships each year to qualified members or their eligible dependants for full-time enrollment (as defined by the educational institution). It is also committed to awarding up to EIGHT (8) $750 Education Grants for part-time continuing studies or academic upgrading of a part-time nature for members (no dependants) who are beginning or continuing their education. There is no age limit for these applications.

Any active member of Local 247, who has been continuously active for the last six (6) months prior to commencement of your course, can apply for these programs. Dependants* can only apply for the scholarships. Membership will be verified once the application is received.

Application forms are available for you to fill out on this page . You can also email us at scholarships@ufcw247.com to request a copy or call us to have one sent to you via Canada Post.

Completed applications (along with supporting documentation) should be forwarded to the UFCW Local 247 Surrey Office no later than September 30. Please note that all applications must be submitted in an accurate and complete manner. No submissions will be reviewed until after the closing date of September 30, 2021. The successful applicants of the scholarships and education grants will be announced close to the end of October 2021.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

LAST DAY TO APPLY was SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

To apply for the Scholarship Program, you need proof of actual registration in at least nine (9) credits (3 courses) of post-secondary education in a degree or diploma course program at a recognized university or community college in Canada. Please submit one of the following: (a) copy of class schedule (with Student & School name on schedule); (b) a receipt of confirming tuition fees have been paid for a program with a start date in the current year (receipt must show Student & School name and list of classes); OR (c) a letter from the university or college confirming current full-time registration. Letters of admission or tuition invoices will not be accepted. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institute as a full-time student in the same calendar year that the scholarship is awarded.

To apply for the Education Grant, you need, proof of actual registration in at least one (1) course at an accredited degree or diploma course program at a recognized university or community college in Canada. Please submit one of the following: (a) copy of class schedule (with Student & School name on schedule); (b) a receipt of confirming tuition fees have been paid for a program with a start date in the current year (receipt must show Student & School name and list of classes); OR (c) a letter from the university or college confirming current part-time registration. Letters of admission or tuition invoices will not be accepted. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institute as a part-time student in the same calendar year that the scholarship is awarded. Members who are registered for more than 8 credits do not qualify for this Education Grant.

*Dependants: is defined as a person who is your natural or adopted child, stepchild, foster child or child of a common-law spouse who is dependent on you for support. If the person is over 21 years of age, they must be in full-time attendance at an accredited institute or enrolling in that institute during the current calendar year.

Notification: All applicants will be subject to review by the scholarship committee. Winners will be notified no later than the end of October. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institute as a full-time student in the same calendar year that the scholarship is awarded. Applicants who are full-time students are only eligible for the scholarship program.

  • Application deadline: September 30 - Now Closed

     


UFCW Canadian Council Beggs, Dowling, Mathieu Scholarship

Five (5) $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded to UFCW members or children of members residing in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Any year of under-graduate school student can apply, regardless of age. For complete rules and regulations, and for the application, please visit: www.ufcw.ca - Union Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: September 30

UFCW International Scholarships

Seven scholarships (1 assigned to UFCW Canada) worth $4,000 each will be awarded to UFCW members or their dependents that graduate from high school in June and enter university or college in the following school year. Winners only will be notified by May 15 and their names will be posted on the International's website www.ufcw.org.

For complete rules and regulations, and for the application, please visit: www.ufcw.org - International Scholarship Program.

  • Application Deadline: Spring
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