Applications are now being accepted for two CWA|SCA Canada Memorial Scholarships for those enrolled in post-secondary education or training.
The two awards of $1,000 each have been created by CWA|SCA Canada to honour the work and lives of John Belcarz and Dan Zeidler, who made substantial contributions to our union and its members.
John served for many years on the Executive Committee of the Montreal Newspaper Guild and was its President when he passed away in 2003. Dan was a officer in the Guild at the CBC before being a Guild International staff representative in 1991. When the Guild in Canada became an autonomous organization in 1995, Dan became its western Canadian staff representative. He passed away in 2007.
Both John and Dan firmly believed that everything should be done to help people better themselves and enable them to become what they want to be. Towards that aim, these awards are to aid in the personal development and enrichment of those to whom they are granted.
Applicants must include an essay of up to 1,500 words or a video, audio or multi-media presentation up to five minutes in length on one of the following topics:
*Why I believe the Labour movement is important to Canadians in this day and age *What diversity — the changing face of Canada — means to me *What social justice means to me and how we can achieve it
1.The scholarships are open to members of CWA|SCA Canada their children, grand-children, nieces or nephews, spouse / partner.
2.Applicants must be enrolled or about to enter a full-time program at a government-recognized institution of higher learning or trying ing (college, CEGEP, university or technical/vocational institute) and working towards a degree, diploma or certificate.
3.There are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline selected by the applicants.
4.Applicants must be prepared to accept the scholarship in the year in which it is awarded; no deferrals are allowed.
5.There is no limit to the number or value of of other awards that scholarship winners may hold. But individuals are limited to receiving one CWA|SCA Canada scholarship during any given academic year.
6.The award winners must submit proof of registration at the institution where they are studying for the scholarship to become payable. The most recent student transcript of the applicant must be submitted with the application form.