Calgary – January 16, 2017 – Harindu Gunasekara is one of eighteen UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winners for 2016.
Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, Harindu is a proud UFCW Canada Local 401 member who works at the Real Canadian Superstore.
Brother Gunasekara had the following to say about winning a UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship:
“This scholarship will be a major help to me as I am currently paying for school through student loans, and working part-time at the Superstore. It will lower my debt burden and allow me to focus more of my energy on excelling at school. I am very grateful to be a recipient of the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship. Thank you UFCW!”
Every year UFCW Canada offers a total of 18 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.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 UFCW Canada - BDM Scholarship is September 30, 2017. To find out more about this renowned union scholarship, or to apply online, click here.