Memorial scholarships honour
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 the 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 an officer in the Guild at the
CBC before becoming 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.
Application forms (download
PDF) must be received by March
31, 2010. Winners will be announced on April 24.
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 my course of study is important to
Why I believe
the Labour movement is important to Canadians in this
day and age.
What diversity — the changing
face of Canada — means
What social justice means
to me and how we can achieve it.
are open to current members of CWA|SCA Canada, their
children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews.
must be enrolled or about to enter a full-time program
at a government-recognized institution of higher learning
or training (college, CEGEP, university or technical/vocational
institute) and working towards a degree, diploma or certificate.
There are no restrictions on the
program of study or discipline selected by the applicants.
Applicants must be prepared to accept
the scholarship in the year in which it is awarded;
no deferrals are allowed.
There is no limit to the number or value
of other awards that scholarship winners may hold. But
individuals are limited to receiving one CWA|SCA Canada
scholarship during any given academic year.
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