Union Scholarships

Expanding access to quality education is a top priority and core principle for UFCW Canada.

With universal access to education yet to be achieved in Canada, and the cost of post-secondary tuition continuing to rise, the United Food and Commercial Workers are committed to fighting for education justice and, at the same time, assisting members with tuition relief through a number of scholarship opportunities.

Every year, more than 25 scholarships, bursaries, awards and grants – totalling more than $300,000 – are available to UFCW Canada members and families.

These scholarships, and how to apply for them, are listed below.

In addition to the union scholarships, UFCW Canada members and families can earn university and college credits completely free of charge through the union’s online platform, webCampus.


Union Scholarships for UFCW Canada members

UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship

UFCW International

Amount: $8,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: varies
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members and their dependents
Deadline: Spring 2019

Apply for the union scholarship


Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu (BDM) Scholarship Program

UFCW Canada

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 18
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in Canada and their dependents
Deadline: September 30

Apply for the union scholarship

2018 UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winners list


Local 12R24 Annual Scholarship Awards

UFCW Local 12R24

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 30
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 12R24 members and their dependents
Deadline: October 1

Apply for the union scholarship


McKay, Thompson, Hoebink, Gibson, Williamson, Kensit, Lachance,  Hoffman, Labelle, and Northern Joint Council Technology Scholarship

UFCW Locals 175 & 633

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 88
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW UFCW 175 & 633 members and their dependents
Deadline: August 1

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Local 247 Scholarship and Education Grant

UFCW Local 247

Amount: $750 to $1,500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 18
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 247 members and their dependents
Deadline: September 28

Apply for the union scholarship


Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship

UFCW Local 401

Amount: $2,500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 2
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 401 members and their dependents
Deadline: September 30

Apply for the union scholarship


Grant Notley Memorial Scholarship

UFCW Local 401

Amount: $500 to $2,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: varies (up to $25,000 awarded in total)
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 401 members and their dependents
Deadline: January 31

Apply for the union scholarship


UFCW Local 649 Scholarship

UFCW Local 649

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: varies
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 649 members and their dependents
Deadline: October 30

Apply for the union scholarship


François Lauzon Scholarship

UFCW Local 500

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 25
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 500 members and their dependents
Deadline: September 30

Apply for the union scholarship


UFCW 501 Scholarship

UFCW Local 501

Amount: $501
Total Number of Scholarships available: 4
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 501 members and their dependents
Deadline:

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Local 1006A Scholarship Program

UFCW Local 1006A

Amount: $1,006
Total Number of Scholarships available: 42
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 1006A members and their dependents
Deadline:

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UFCW Local 1400 Youth Committee Scholarship Award

UFCW Local 1400

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 1
Restrictions: Open to UFCW 1400 members who are young workers
Deadline: May 31

Apply for the union scholarship


UFCW Local 1400 Scholarship Awards

UFCW Local 1400

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 2
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 1400 members and their dependents
Deadline: May 31

Apply for the union scholarship


Albert Tholl Scholarship Awards

UFCW Local 1400

Amount: $500 to $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 5
Restrictions: Open to UFCW 1400 members who work at Westfair Foods, Canada Safeway in Moosejaw, all security units, Great Western Brewing Co., and Brewers Distributor Ltd.
Deadline: May 31

Apply for the union scholarship


UFCW 1518 Affiliation Scholarship #547

UFCW Local 1518

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 20
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 1518 members and their dependents
Deadline: September 15

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Retail Meat Program Scholarship at Thompson Rivers University

UFCW Local 1518

Amount: Full tuition and partial living expenses
Total Number of Scholarships available: varies
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 1518 members
Deadline: September 15

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UFCW Eastern Provinces Council Scholarships

UFCW Eastern Provinces Council (EPC)

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 8
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 864, 1252, 1288P members and their dependents
Deadline: October 1

Apply for the union scholarship


George Semeniuk Scholarship

UFCW Saskatchewan Provincial Council (SPC)

Amount: $1,006
Total Number of Scholarships available: 1
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW 248P, 649, and 1400 members and their dependents
Deadline: August 16, 2019

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CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

Amount: $2,500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 1
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in Canada
Deadline: June 1

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MFL Al Cerilli Scholarship

Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL)

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 1
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in Manitoba
Deadline: May 18

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James A. Whitebone Memorial

New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL)

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 2
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in New Brunswick and their dependents
Deadline: June 30

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Tim McCarthy Environment

New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL)

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 2
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in New Brunswick and their dependents, who are pursuing higher education in fields relating to environmental protection and education
Deadline: June 30

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NBFL Solidarity Bursaries

New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL)

Amount: $500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 2
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in New Brunswick and their dependents
Deadline: June 30

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NSFL Bursary Awards Program

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL)

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 5
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in Nova Scotia
Deadline: July 13

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Muriel Duckworth Memorial Bursary

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL)

Amount: $1,000
Total Number of Scholarships available: 1
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in Nova Scotia
Deadline: July 13

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OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships

Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

Amount: $2,500
Total Number of Scholarships available: 2
Restrictions: Open to all UFCW members in Ontario
Deadline: August 23

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