USW Local 1944 Scholarships 2020

April 17, 2020 - USW Local 1944 is committed to assisting members with tuition relief through 7 scholarship opportunities to children of union members graduating from high school. Every year, the Local Union offers 3 educational scholarships of $750 and 4 scholarships of $1,000 for any post-secondary public institution.


The following requirements must be met:

  • Applicants must be children of active members of USW Local 1944. “Children” includes biological or birth children, children by adoption, and children by other, equivalent relationship.
  • Applicants must be graduating from high school in 2020.
  • Applicants must be registering for courses at a public post-secondary institution.

Documents required

Applicants must submit the following:

  • The completed application form,
  • Their Grade 12 transcripts or a copy of their latest Grade 12 report card,
  • And a letter of reference from a teacher or an employer, OR a letter written by someone who is not a family member who can attest to your character and work ethic. 

This scholarship program considers leadership values and labour knowledge.

Submit your application before August 1

Completed applications are to be sent by email, mail, or fax:

By email:
By mail: Columbia Institute – Suite 510-1155 Robson Street – Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5
By fax: (604) 408-2525 

If you have inquiries, please call the Columbia Institute at (604) 408-2500 or send an email at

The application deadline is on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.

Seize this opportunity for financial aid for post-secondary education now, or share with students you know who are making a difference in their communities and might be eligible!

In Solidarity,

USW Local 1944