UFCW Canada Local 1006A is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 scholarships.
Forty-two students will each receive a $500 scholarship from 1006A to help with the high cost of post-secondary education.
“I’m proud to congratulate our 2017 scholarship recipients and wish them great success in pursuing their dreams for their future,” said President Wayne Hanley. “Families across Ontario are struggling with the high costs of tuition and we are proud to do our part to help our membership through this journey. ”
Since its inception, the scholarship program has helped hundreds of students and families across Ontario. For those who weren’t named a recipient this year, please make sure to apply next year.
"It is such a great honour to receive your scholarship,” said Alexia Camara, who is enrolled in Brock University’s Bachelor of Arts program. “ It was such a surprise and I’m so thankful to be chosen. This money will be going towards paying my tuition.”
Renee Bailey was named one of the recipients.
"It is truly a honour and privilege to be chosen as a recipient for the Union Scholarship,” said Bailey, whose father works at Tok Transit Viva. "Currently, I'm completing the Biomedical Science Program at Ryerson with the intention of becoming a Public Health Physician. I aspire to respond to the health needs and concerns of marginalized communities and it's support such as this that will turn my dream into a reality."
Tamara Balmaceda, an EMT Student at Seneca College, was another recipient.
"I am so grateful to have been named a recipient of this scholarship,” said Balmaceda, who works part-time at a Toronto Loblaws store. "I will use it toward paying off my student debt.” Tamara was also thankful to have union representation at work while studying. "The presence of the union in my workplace has enabled me to continue studying while working part-time through the last years of my studies.”
Michael Lorenzo, who works part-time at No Frills in Oshawa, thanked the union for the scholarship.
“This will help me pay off my college fees when I’m done.”
2017 Scholarship Recipients
Liluksy Ravichandran, Compass Group
Maggie Priamo, Mark’s No Frills
Mariangianine Carlucci, Loblaws
Sarmiya Jeyamohan, Loblaws
Victoria Platel, Loblaws
Zhaoqing Li, RCSS (member Emily Zhao from RCSS)*
Allison Pirnat, RCSS
William Brooks, RCSS
Tamara Hawes, RCSS
Haley Rothwell, Parker’s YIG
Ravneet Kathuria, OTG Management
Tameika Ashmeade, Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park
Shalima Tissera (member Warnakulasuriya Tissera from Louis Dreyfus)*
Justin Struk, Maple Grove Distribution Centre
Sidonia Nchama Ndiba Nzang, Comfort Hotel and Suits
Joshua Murphy, Dykeman's No Frills
Keaton Rose, Loblaws
Volha Kanapatskaya, Loblaws
Wilbert Cheng, Loblaws
Renee Bailey (Randy Bailey from Tok Transit Viva)*
Maciej Greskow, Fab’s No Frills
Jack Chassie, Frank’s No Frills
Haley Predum, Jason’s No Frills
Marisa Conforti, No Frills
Samantha Ramdeo, Summerhill’s No Frills
Tamara Balmaceda, Loblaws
Asvini Keethakumar, Loblaws
Alexia Camara, RCSS
Garielle Chen, RCSS
Ian Maclean, Dessureault’s YIG
Sam Morello, Swiss Chalet
Victoria Siminoski, Swiss Chalet
Milan Mundi (member Gurpreet Mundi from Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services)*
Allison Chu Rojas, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods
Kaatje Henrick (Ingrid Vandaalen from HMS Host Toronto Pearson Airport)*
Janae Chung, Aspect Retail Logistics
Sandro Adam, Sofina Foods
Celeste Hiscock, Swiss Chalet
Luke Robillos, Swiss Chalet
Chanho Park (member Misuk Lee from K-Bro Linen System)*
Janet Cheung, Swiss Chalet
Michael Lorenzo, Swiss Chalet
*Child/dependent of 1006A member