The David Ellis Scholarship 2010
Hello Steelworker Sisters & Brothers,
The Steelworker David Ellis Scholarship is a health and safety scholarship award available to sons, daughters or grandchildren of any Steelworker member.
District 3 Director Steve Hunt, District 6 Director Wayne Fraser, and District 5 Director Daniel Roy are offering five $500 scholarships for each District for 2010.
Submissions can be either a written essay of 750 - 1000 words approximately or get creative and develop your own personal three to five minute health & safety YouTube video.
Full details on how to submit entries are included in the pamphlet.
The deadline for submissions is July 2, 2010
Please feel free to print and distribute this pamphlet widely to your membership and post on your USW bulletin boards.
Why We Remember David?
Every year in Canada, 60 young workers are killed on the job.
David Ellis was killed on his second day at work.
He was 18.
Every year in Canada, 60 young workers are killed on the job. More than 60,000 are injured, many of them seriously.
David Ellis didn't get the chance to fulfill 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.
That's why in 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 and talk to students about staying healthy and safe in the workplace.
And that's why we've established the David Ellis Scholarship for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Steelworkers.
In David's honour, we will fight to make sure that young workers all come home from work healthy and safe.