The Union of Health and Environment Workers (UHEW) believes that everyone has the right to achieve his/her goals through education and hard work. In a world where technology and society are changing at a rapid pace, education is critical to remaining on top of issues and building a better future. With this in mind, UHEW is pleased to offer five scholarships:
1. Two scholarships are awarded on scholastic achievement for $3,000 each and named the Tony Tilley Scholastic Award and the Mary Stewart 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.
You will note that the 2017 Essay Topic for all scholarships is “What benefits do you see workers have when holding jobs in unionized organizations as opposed to non-unionized jobs? Please explain in your answer the benefits to workers not only in their workplace but in their home life and in their community.”
Should you have any questions concerning the above, please do not hesitate to communicate with the national office.