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David Ellis Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 15

The David Ellis Scholarship is a health and safety scholarship award available to children and grandchildren of any Steelworker member. For 2021, District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, District 6 Director Marty Warren and District 5 Director Dominic Lemieux are offering five scholarships of $500 in each Canadian USW district to help selected high school students continue their education at university, college or another educational institution. The David Ellis Scholarship is part of the New Worker Awareness Program.

Why we remember David

David Ellis was killed on his second day at work. David Ellis didn't get the chance to fulfil his dreams.

But in his memory and in honour of all the other young workers killed or injured on the job the United Steelworkers is making sure young workers know the risks and know their rights on the job.

During the week of April 28, the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job, Steelworkers go into high schools across Canada to teach students about staying healthy and safe in the workplace. We run radio ads, provide print materials, use social media and encourage our members across the country to talk to and engage with students about health and safety.

That's why we've established the David Ellis Scholarship. In David's honour, we will fight to ensure all young workers come home from work healthy and safe.

Who can apply for the David Ellis Scholarship

The scholarship is only available to high school students who are the child or grandchild of a member of the United Steelworkers. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who produce winning essays or videos on health and safety themes. Winning essays or videos will be selected by a panel of judges.


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