The United Steelworkers is pleased to announce a new scholarship beginning in 2021 that will award six scholarships of $1,500 each to qualified Indigenous USW members and their families who are pursuing post-secondary education.
USW Indigenous Post-Secondary Scholarships are open to active or retired members of the United Steelworkers, or their children, grandchildren, or immediate family members (including by birth, adoption or by other, equivalent relationship), who:
A) Self-identify as First Nations, Inuit or Metis, AND
B) Will attend a post-secondary educational institution in Canada (including a skilled trades program at a college or technical institute).
Priority will be given to applicants who live in remote regions and will attend school far from home in unfamiliar locations.
Applicants may be in any year of a program of studies. Scholarships will not be awarded for programs completed before the application deadline.
Successful applicants who win an award in one year may apply again in subsequent years.
Two scholarships will be awarded to applicants who live in each of these geographic areas:
A) Western and northern Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories – corresponding to USW District 3)
B) Quebec (corresponding to USW District 5)
C) Ontario and the Atlantic (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador – corresponding to USW District 6)