Every year the Labour Council awards two $500 scholarships to post-secondary students - one university student and one college student. We ask applicants for our scholarship to write us an essay about a labour issue and to submit us their school transcripts and a resume of their non-academic interests and activities.
|Bridget Campbell receiving her cheque from Labour Council President Marc Xuereb||Donna Voll receiving her cheque at our September 2014 Labour Council meeting.|
Our first recipient, Bridget Campbell, is starting a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Waterloo this fall. Bridget wrote about the important role that unions play in putting people before profits, including the positive role they played in keeping the Progressive Conservatives out of the provincial government this summer. Our second recipient, Donna Voll, is in nursing at Conestoga College, and wrote us a great essay about the job security and benefits her parents were able to secure as unionized workers, and her belief that unions fight for fairness for the whole society.
Congratulations to both of them: we hope they both go on to become union activists themselves!