UHEW Scholarships

The Union of Health and Environment Workers believes that everyone has the right to achieve his/her goals through education and hard work.  With this in mind, UHEW offers five scholarships each year:


  1. Two scholarships are awarded on scholastic achievement for $3,000 each and named the Tony Tilley Scholastic Award and the Mary Steward Scholastic Award;
  2. One scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for a candidate entering into an apprenticeship program;
  3. One scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is awarded to a member returning to school on a full-time basis to further his or her education; and
  4. One Human Rights scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for a candidate struggling with a disability while striving for a higher education.


APPLICATIONS


Applications for the scholarships are invited annually by means of a notice issued by the UHEW. Application forms for the scholarships, offered to qualified dependents and/or members of the UHEW membership, can also be obtained on request from your Local or Sub-Local President.  Application Form


ELIGIBILITY

 

SCHOLASTIC SCHOLARSHIPS: THE TONY TILLEY SCHOLARSHIP AND THE MARY STEWART SCHOLARSHIP


  1. These scholarships are offered to dependents of UHEW members in good standing as of July 31st of the calendar year, who intend to attend a university of recognized standing or a recognized institute of higher learning for any academic year on a full-time basis. 
  2. Submit a full transcript of your grades from your most recent academic year (i.e. high school or last year of post-secondary studies, as applicable). 
  3. The successful applicant will be required to submit proof of registration and attendance at a university or recognized institute of higher learning. 
  4. A statement of proposed budget. 
  5. A statement pertaining to your education and career plans. 
  6. A 500-word essay on the UHEW selected topic will be used as part of the selection process.

  

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

 

  1. This scholarship is offered to dependents of UHEW members in good standing as of July 31st of the calendar year, who intend to enter into an apprenticeship program at a recognized institute on a full-time basis. 
  2. Submit a full transcript of your grades from your most recent academic year (i.e. high school or last year of post-secondary studies, as applicable). 
  3. The successful applicant will be required to submit proof of registration at a recognized apprenticeship institute. 
  4. A statement of proposed budget. 
  5. A statement pertaining to your apprenticeship program and career plans. 
  6. A 500-word essay on the UHEW selected topic will be used as part of the selection process.


SCHOLARSHIP FOR MEMBER RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON A FULL-TIME BASIS

 

  1. This scholarship is offered to a UHEW member in good standing returning to a university or a recognized institute of higher learning on a full-time basis to continue their education. 
  2. The successful applicant will be required to submit proof of registration and attendance at a university or recognized institute of higher learning. 
  3. A statement of proposed budget. 
  4. A statement pertaining to your College Program and career plans. 
  5. A 500-word essay on the UHEW selected topic will be used as part of the selection process.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP

 

  1. Applicants will be dependent children or grandchildren of UHEW members in good standing, retired or deceased members who are struggling with a disability while striving for higher achievement 
  2. Applicants will be leaving high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education on a full-time basis