Lifelong Learning Scholarship

The United Steelworkers have a proud tradition of supporting worker education. Whether it is through our Back-to-the-Locals Education program, our Leadership Development Scholarship program, or labour and community sponsored courses, Steelworkers invest in giving members the skills and expertise they need to meet the political, social and economic challenges of today’s global economy.

One of the ways Steelworkers help to open doors to member education is through scholarships. As part of a previous co-operative relationship between the USW, an insurance company and Working Enterprises Insurance, contributions were made to the Columbia Institute to provide Steelworkers with education scholarships. Lifelong Learning Scholarships are broadly directed. This year, there were 12 scholarships of $1000 each available. These awards support USW members who are enrolled in a part-time or full-time public post-secondary or accredited labour program including correspondence or distance education, and are paid directly to the educational institution. The USW Lifelong Learning scholarship is not renewable.

The Columbia Institute is a charitable organization established to motivate and support working people to build strong communities. Through training, education and scholarship programs, the Institute hopes to enhance the role labour activists can play in moving forward our progressive agenda inside and outside of our workplaces.

For further information, and to access the application form -- DOWNLOAD PDF (available January 2020).

USW Lifelong Learning Scholarship - 2019 Winners

Maxime Deveau
Delson, QC
USW Local 1944

Kathy Sandie
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
USW Local 8748

Sarah Ko
Richmond Hill, ON
USW Local 1998 

Cicely Johnston
Kingston, ON
USW Local 2010

Shan Gao
Toronto, ON
USW Local 1998 

Gideon Down
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
USW Local 2251 

Syed Tanveer Ahmed
Toronto, ON
USW Local 5296