×
Union of Health and
Environment
Workers
×
2781 Lancaster Road, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario K1B 1A7
T. 1(613) 731-5533
1-833-731-5533
F.(613) 526-5537

UHEW Scholarships

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.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS GUIDELINES

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 or on our Website.  

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 August 21st 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 acceptance 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 August 21st 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 and acceptance 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 acceptance 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. This scholarship is offered to dependents of UHEW members in good standing as of August 21st 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 acceptance 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. 

Essay Question

The union is a group of employees working together to improve working conditions and uphold the Collective agreement. The recent strike has introduced many members to their union and provided a new level of union engagement.  

Identify ways the Union can best build on this engagement with members to add strength and solidarity in the labour movement. How can members continue to support and get involved in the labour movement? Identify the barriers to member engagement and how to overcome these challenges. What role do young workers have in the union movement? How can the union improve to encourage and embrace inclusion of young members?

Deadline

The deadline for receipt of applications is August 23, 2023.

Recipients

2022 Recipients

2021 Recipients

2020 Recipients

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients

2017 Recipients

 

 


Contact UHEW-STSE

Contact us today with any questions, comments or concerns for UHEW-STSE, We look forward to hearing from you

Documents and tools

Check out our complete section of documents and tools available to UHEW-STSE members here.

Resources for Locals

Documents union leaders need to run their local

UHEW Contact Center

Contact Stakeholders and UHEW Members using our easy to use contact center

UHEW-STSE News

this section has all the latest updates, news and event information from UHEW-STSE.

UMCC Minutes

The purpose of Union-Management Consultation Committees is to provide a forum for the exchange of information between management and agents.