The Jack Redshaw Scholarship and IUOE Canadian Conference Bursary are available to dependents of IUOE Local 793 members.
The Jack Redshaw Scholarship
Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
The scholarships are available to all the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Local 793 members who are in good standing at the time of selection of the awards.
The award is named in honour of the late Jack Redshaw, who was a Local 793 member for 42 years. He was a business rep for 20 years and also served as labour relations manager and recording-corresponding secretary of the union.
Each year, the business manager of Local 793 determines the maximum amount of each scholarship and number of scholarships to be awarded.
Applications must be supported by:
- Other evidence of potential ability to succeed in the post-secondary program; and
- A letter of recommendation from an individual with personal academic knowledge of the person making the application as well as why a scholarship should be awarded.
In addition, applicants must submit an essay of not more than 1,000 words on either:
- Reasons why this scholarship will help me.
- The impact on my life of being a dependent of a Local 793 union member.
Applications can be downloaded from the members section of the Local 793 website by clicking here. Applications can also be obtained by contacting any Local 793 area office.
The Jack Redshaw Scholarship applications can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Social Services Department, Attn: Stephanie Whaley, 2245 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON, L6L 6X8.
IUOE Canadian Conference Bursary
Deadline for applications is Aug. 1, 2015.
The Canadian Conference of the International Union of Operating Engineers is calling for applications for 10 bursaries of $750 each. The bursaries are intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of IUOE members.
The bursary recipient must be entering the first or subsequent year of a full-time course of study (at least two years in length) leading to a diploma, certificate or degree from any recognized public Canadian college or university. Each bursary will be payable at the start of the first or subsequent term of the student’s year of at least a two-year program.
Applications are considered from four regions:
- Atlantic Canada
- Quebec and Ontario (Gary O’Neill Bursary)
- Saskatchewan and Manitoba (Brian Woznesensky Memorial Bursary)
Applications must be supported by transcripts of high school achievement and accompanied by a detailed letter of recommendation from an individual with personal academic knowledge of the candidate, outlining reasons why the bursary should be awarded. In addition, applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay on the reason why the bursary will be of assistance or the impact that being a dependent of a union member has had on the applicant’s life.
The decision process will be handled internally by a committee from the executive of the Canadian Conference of Operating Engineers.
Applications can be downloaded from the members section of the Local 793 website by clicking here. Applications can also be obtained by calling the IUOE Local 772 office at 905-527-5250. They can be mailed to Greg Hoath, Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Conference, c/o IUOE Local 772, 1030 Upper James Street, Suite 401, Hamilton, ON, L9C 6X6.