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2016 Labour Council Scholarships

The Hamilton and District Labour Council will award five $1000 scholarships for students entering the first year of post-secondary studies at a university, college, or trade school in September 2015 and two $1000 scholarships for students enrolled in the second year or beyond of an undergraduate university or college program.

The scholarship is open to students whose parent or recognized guardian is a member of a union affiliated to the Hamilton and District Labour Council.

Applicants must submit a prescribed information form and a copy of the letter of admission from the school or program for first year applicants, or, for students beyond first year, proof of continued enrolment (e.g. confirmation of course registration for the 2016-17 academic year). 

All applicants must submit a 500-word essay, typed and double-spaced, on one of the following topics:

Describe the struggles of workers in Hamilton in 1946 and explain their continuing significance.


Describe the struggle of workers in Chicago in 1886 and explain their continuing significance.

Forms and essays, due by September 30, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., should be addressed to:


Hamilton and District Labour Council

210–1130 Barton St E

Hamilton ON  L8H 7P9


Recipients of the scholarships will be notified in mid-October.

Please contact the Labour Council at 905-547-2944 x23 or hdlc@cogeco.net for additional information.

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