Abbotsford, B.C. – August 28, 2015 – Jason Kowal is one of eighteen UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winners for 2014.
Currently completing his Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding Degree at Royal Roads University, Jason is a proud UFCW Canada Local 1518 member who works at Save-On Foods in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He expects to complete his program in April 2016.
Brother Kowal had the following to say about winning a UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship:
"Resources like the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship help members improve their lives. I feel very fortunate to have been a UFCW member from high school all the way through graduate school, using my job to fund my education for nearly a decade. Because of the fair wages and accommodating schedules that my Local Union has negotiated for members, I am on track to graduate from school debt-free and ready to launch my career with the United Nations as an international civil servant. I would thank UFCW Canada for all of the support."
Every year UFCW Canada offers a total of eighteen union scholarships worth $1,000 each to members, their spouses, and dependants for post-secondary education. The BDM scholarship was created to honour past UFCW leaders William Beggs, Fred Dowling, and Romeo Mathieu.