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:
- Two scholarships are awarded on scholastic achievement for $3,000 each and named the Tony Tilley Scholastic Award and the Mary Stewart Scholastic Award;
- One scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for a candidate entering into an apprenticeship program;
- 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
- One Human Rights scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for a candidate struggling with a disability while striving for a higher education.
Please note the eligibility requirements as described in the Scholarship Awards Guidelines.
The UHEW Scholarships Application Form is attached. You will note that the 2021 Essay Topic for all scholarships is;
“How could the UHEW better work to engage young workers at an early stage of their careers to allow for meaningful mentorship into leadership roles in the union movement? Provide your suggestions on how we can develop a youth engagement strategy working forward.”
Download the application form and guidelines. Please share with members of your Local.
The deadline for receipt of applications is September 8, 2021.
Should you have any questions concerning the above, please do not hesitate to communicate with the national office.