The deadline for applications for the 2012 Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund is fast approaching.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

This year, six scholarships are being awarded at $2,000 each.

The awards 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 scholarship 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.

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 an essay of not more than one thousand (1,000) words on either of the following:

  • Reasons why the scholarship will be of assistance.
  • What the impact that being a dependent or grandchild of a Local 793 union member has had on the applicant’s life.

A committee will be appointed by the business manager to review and determine the successful candidates for the award.

To avoid any conflict of interest, any personal information of the applicant will be removed and replaced with an identification code.

The fund 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. From 1986 onwards, he was labour side officer at the OLRB.

To obtain an application form for the Jack Redshaw Scholarship, contact any Local 793 area office, or click here.

The application forms can be mailed to:

Stephanie Whaley
IUOE Local 793
2245 Speers Road
Oakville, ON
L6L 6X8