2017 Migrant Workers Scholarship winners announced

Toronto – July 3, 2018 – UFCW Canada is proud to announce the 20 winners of the 2017 UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship. Since 2010, the UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship program has provided financial assistance to migrant workers and their families to assist with their educational pursuits. Over the last eight years, 140 UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarships have been awarded to the children of migrant seasonal and temporary foreign workers in Canada.

As part of the UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship program, workers who labour under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) – such as live-in caregivers, seasonal migrant agriculture workers, and temporary foreign workers in other industries – are eligible to apply for the scholarships by nominating their children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews for the bursaries.

Every year, 20 scholarships worth $500 each are awarded to the family members of migrant workers to help them reach their educational goals.

Hundreds of entries were received for 2017, and we are happy to announce the following successful nominators:

Brianna Elizabeth Beltran Soto (Honduras), Wilfredo Alexander Muj Gonzalez (Guatemala), Maycol Antonio Izaguirre Moya (Honduras), William Dustin Cortes Hernandez (Mexico), Hanny Velazquez Farfan (Mexico), Lidia Maria Calel Calel (Guatemala), Marlene Deluna Ledesma (Mexico), Axel Garcia Merino (Mexico), Rommel Eduardo Antonio Quevedo Sainz (Mexico), Sofia Ramos Falcon (Mexico), Juan Jose Aranzubia Escobedo (Mexico), Jessenia Sulamita Pichiya Quill (Guatemala), Brondi Baez Solis (Mexico), Ma Cristina Torrado (Philippines), Deyni Aldana (Guatemala), Yaquelin Ramirez (Mexico), Mabel Lara (Mexico), Philip Radchenko (Ukraine), Sevaschian Dulanas (Philippines), Rommel Adonis Torrado (Philippines).

“The UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship program is one important way that our union helps build better futures for migrant workers and their families,” says UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Migrant Workers Scholarship is December 31, 2018. To find out more about the UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship program, or to apply online, visit ufcw.ca/migrantscholarship. And stay tuned for profiles of this year’s UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship nominators and recipients in upcoming issues of Directions.