HDLC Scholarship 2022

Hamilton and District Labour Council Scholarship 2022

The intention of the creation of these scholarships is to support the families of unionized members who spend many years saving funds necessary so that they or their children can have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. Annually, HDLC will offer 2 scholarships valued at $1,000 each to students from union families within the HDLC affiliates.

Download a PDF of all the information on this page HERE.

Categories open for application are as follows:

  • 1 First Year Student
  • 2nd Year and beyond

Eligible applicants must:

  • be a child of or member in good standing with a union affiliated to the HDLC
  • be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institute in the upcoming school year

*(children include biological or birth children, children by adoption and children by other, equivalent relationship)

Criteria and rules:

  1. Scholarships will be awarded annually based on ideas discussed in the video submission, artistic rendition, or written statement, as determined by a review panel comprised of members in good standing from the Hamilton & District Labour Council
  2. Winning applicants will be asked to provide proof of enrolment at an institution of higher education before the scholarship will be issued.
  3. Applicants may be entering any year of undergraduate study and may be returning to their studies after a break.
  4. Must be under the age of 30.
  5. Applications must be received by the HDLC H&S Wellness workgroup no later than the end of the business day on June 30th of 2022.
  6. No applicant may receive the scholarship more than twice.

Application Process:
Applicants are asked to submit one of the following based on one of the predetermined topics for consideration:

  • 3-minute video
  • 250-word written statement
  • visual art piece

Submissions are to be made in either French or English, if applicable. Videos should be posted on YouTube and the video URL included in the application form. Written statements should be in Word or PDF format, sent as an email attachment or printed and/ or mailed to the HDLC office. Visual Art pieces can be mailed or emailed to the HDLC at addresses below.  Physical Submissions are to be received by end of day June 30 to: Hamilton and District Labour Council.

Any submission received after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship under any circumstances. Late submissions may be re-submitted in the following year.

2022 Topics Questions (choose one):

  1. In the first year of power, the Ford Government stripped the minimum paid sick days from many Ontario workers. Examine how paid sick days could have served to mitigate the severe impact COVID-19 has had on workers in the workplace?
  2. For the past year, we have heard that essential and frontline workers are heroes but they are the group at greatest risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 in the workplace. As a young worker, are you aware of your rights, and/or your employer’s responsibilities as they relate to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace? If so, what are the benefits of knowing your rights? If not, what can be done to address this issue?
  3. Reflect on what you feel are the main societal issues that unions should be advocating for at this time.

For more information contact:

Tom Atterton; HDLC Secretary

[email protected]

Hamilton & District Labour Council

51 Adair Ave South Hamilton, Ontario L8H 1B5