USW Post Secondary Scholarship

Especially during the pandemic, we have the education of Steelworkers families at heart!

Every year, the United Steelworkers union awards 22 scholarships of $1,500 each to qualified students across Canada, as follows:

These scholarships are intended to support Steelworkers members who spend many years saving so that they or their children can pursue post-secondary education.


Eligible applicants must:

Applicants may be entering any year of study and may be returning to their studies after a break. USW Post-Secondary Scholarships cannot be awarded to the same applicant more than twice.

To apply:

1)    Complete the application form (applications are closed for 2021).

2)    Submit either a 3-minute video or a 250-word written statement, in either French or English, on one of the following topics. Videos should be posted on YouTube and the video URL included in the application form. Written statements should be in Word or PDF format and uploaded to the online application form, sent as an email attachment or printed and mailed. Topics are:

3)    The application form and video or written statement must be received by end of day June 30, 2021.

Choosing winning applications:

1)    Scholarships will be awarded based on the quality of the ideas discussed in the video or written statement, as determined by an unbiased reviewer.

2)    Winning applicants will be asked to provide proof of enrolment in an institution of higher education before an award cheque is issued.  

2020 USW Post-Secondary Scholarship Winners


District 3

District 5

District 6

Ulysse Desjardins
Montreal, QC
Parent: Jocelyn Desjardins
USW Local 2004

Sandrine Daniels
Campbell River, BC
USW Member
USW Local 1-1937

Marek Cauchy-Vaillancourt
Montreal, QC
Parent: Claire-Andrée Cauchy
USW Local 7625

Laura Head
St. John’s, NL
Parent: Roger Head
USW Local 9503

Alex Melanson
Dieppe, NB
Parent: Ronald Melanson
USW Local 2004

Lilan Forsyth
Campbell River, BC
USW Member
USW Local 1-1937

Mégane Dupré
Fermont, QC
Parent: Anny Bergeron
USW Local 5778

Kaitlyn Kenwell
Val Therese, ON
Parent: Jeffrey Kenwell
USW Local 6500


Kaia Hessie
Swift Current, SK
Parent: Tara Hessie
USW Local 5917

Élody Girard
Saint-Hubert, QC
Parent: François Girard
USW Local 6887

Madeleine Kwong
Toronto, ON
Parent: Lloyd Kwong
USW Local 1998


Avery Moskal
Campbell River, BC
USW Member
USW Local 1-1937

Léony Gobeil
Alma, QC
Parent: Yanick Gobeil
USW Local 9490

Alex Laird
Guelph, ON
Parent: Flora Laird
USW Local 4120


Lauren Wiebe
Warman, SK
Parent: Dan Wiebe
USW Local 7458

Alexane Laberge
St-Jean sur Richelieu, QC
Parent: Isabelle Bournival
USW Local 3953

Kiera McGuire
Amherst, NS
Parent: Sean McGuire
USW Local 4883


Patrick Pouliot
Sept-Îles, QC
Parent: Jean-François Pouliot
USW Local 9344

Hanika Saini
Markham, ON
Parent: Rupinder Singh Saini
USW Local 9042


Kaitlin Sirois
Burlington, ON
Parent: Brian Sirois
USW Local 9597


Kailyn Walsh
Hamilton, ON
Parent: Donald Walsh
USW Local 7135