1006A member Hailey Bouchard was thrilled when she found out she won UFCW Canada’s Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu Scholarship Award.
Bouchard was among 18 winners across Canada, who won the $1000 scholarship. The award is named in honour of three past leaders, William Beggs, Fred Dowling, and Romeo Mathieu.
“When I learned I won, I immediately called my parents because I knew how excited they would be,” said Bouchard. “With the recent OSAP cuts, I have been relying a lot more on my parents for help than I had in my past years at school, and so it is very rewarding to be able to contribute something more myself.”
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“I think this program is amazing,” said Bouchard. “It can often feel like there is no help out there for students, especially as they reach the upper years of their degrees, so knowing that the union has this available, not only to those whom are trying to balance work and school, but also to family members of those involved in the union is wonderful.”