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1006A Offers 42 Scholarships every year to members and dependents

Your union is proud to support the education of our members and their family by once again awarding 42 scholarships, worth $1006 each.

“With the changes to OSAP, paying for post-secondary education has become even harder under Doug Ford’s government,” said President Wayne Hanley. “Post-secondary education should not just be reserved for the richest in our province but for all students and families. Everyone deserves a fair chance at furthering their education. That’s why we are proud to continue to offer our post-secondary scholarship program to help our members and their families achieve their dreams for the future. I’m proud to congratulate and extend my best wishes to our successful recipients.”

The union's comprehensive scholarship program has helped thousands of families across Ontario.

In the last 12 months, 1006A received approximately 1,000 scholarship applications. We encourage applicants, who were not successful this year, to try again next year.

Niveen Khattab, a member who works at Baxtrom’s YIG in Cornwall and who is studying to be a Social Services worker at St. Lawrence’s College, said the scholarship will make a difference in her life. Khattab, a mother of two, said going back to school was a hard choice but she wanted to educate herself and increase her knowledge.

“I was thrilled when I got the message saying that I was selected to receive the UFCW scholarship for post-secondary education – it was a fantastic feeling of happiness and relief,” said Khattab. “I am very grateful and thankful to my union for supporting us to be the best we can be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a change in our lives. I am over the moon and feeling super proud to get the help and support I needed for my future.” 

For Tenacious Hall, who works at Springhill Suites, the scholarship will mean a lot to his family.

“I live in community housing with a single mom, 2 sisters and I am the only kid that is working at the age of 17,” said Hall. “This scholarship would benefit me with my academics as well as continuing on staying in Humber College studying Media Foundation. Thank you UFCW Canada Local 1006A for the amazing opportunity.” 

Sarah Hassan, whose mother works at Maple Leaf Foods and who is in the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) program at Ryerson University, said she was ecstatic to receive the scholarship. 

“I jumped out of my seat from excitement when I found out that I was a recipient for the scholarship,” said Hassan. “As a woman pursuing Computer Science, this is a huge motivation for me to be strong in the field and hopefully uplift other women in Computer Science as well.”  

Roger Felix Alcantara-Tangonan, a member who works at No Frills and studies Environmental Physics at Univeristy of Toronto, said he was overwhelmed with gratitude at being selected as a scholarship recipient.

“It most definitely eases some of the stress that I have associated with my looming OSAP debts,” said Alcantara-Tangonan. “This opportunity truly embodies the benefit that unions provide to a young person such as myself.” 

Selenay Taskiran, whose parent is a member at Maple Leaf Foods and who is studying Life Sciences at University of Toronto, said she was extremely thankful for the scholarship. 

“With this scholarship, I will be able to reduce my financial stress during my study period,” said Taskiran. “These funds will allow me to achieve my goals of completing my post-secondary education at the University of Toronto.” 

Fariha Qadeer, who works at RCSS in Milton and studies Psychology at York University, said she was extremely grateful to receive the scholarship. 

“It shows how much the union cares for students who are members,” said Bhatti. "The scholarship will help me with buying textbooks and my commuting costs.” 

Thank you to everyone who applied. If you aren't among those named this year, make sure to apply for next year. 

List of Scholarship Recipients

  • Roger Felix Alcantara-Tangonan
  • Mataya Allen
  • Kevin Amoako*
  • Sarah Athanasopoulos
  • Mekaeda Buckle
  • Kyra Choquette
  • Elissa Cooney
  • Demiah Cox
  • Tandra Elliott-Wrightman*
  • Acelyn Fitzpatrick* 
  • Kaitlyn Frandsen*
  • Tenacious Hall
  • Sarah Hassan*
  • Charles Johnston
  • Niveen Khattab
  • Nureen Ladhani
  • Jessica Longlade
  • Samuel Lucente
  • Kaith Carmela Magbujos*
  • Samantha May
  • Carter Moroney*
  • Alexia Nguyen
  • Rebecca Nguyen*
  • Courtney O'Hearn*
  • Brian Ojeda* 
  • Tasneem Patel*
  • Saloni Patel*
  • Simone Phillip*
  • Serena Price-Lewis
  • Fariha Qadeer
  • Brandon Richard*
  • Adriana Ricketts*
  • Morgan Rideout*
  • Kasthuri Satgunanathan
  • Kimberly Scott
  • Apoorva Shrivastava
  • Samantha St Amour-Gomes*
  • Selenay Taskiran*
  • Sarah Tassone
  • Nardos Tesfay
  • Sally Van Horne
  • Julia Wang*

*child/dependent of Local 1006A member