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The Mike Kachurowski Scholarship


The Mike Kachurowski Scholarship is a one thousand dollar

($1000.00) entitlement and shall be awarded to any UNIFOR 79M member

who has a child in a recognized College or University full-time program

and maintains a C+ average per year. The UNIFOR 79M member must

provide official transcripts of their child’s grades, for the previous

scholastic year, to the Local Treasurer.

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The Karlene Nation Scholarship


Canada’s educational institutions are steeped with severe inequities that put Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour at a disadvantage.

Racialized students face greater obstacles and are less likely to graduate, leaving them underrepresented in many fields in comparison to their white peers.

Fortunately, scholarships for racialized students from marginalized communities are available to help combat these racial gaps in their pursuit of higher education.

Unifor Local 79M is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity and has established the Karlene Nation Scholarship.

The Karlene Nation Scholarship is a two thousand, five hundred dollar ($2,500) entitlement that will be awarded to two UNIFOR 79M members’ children that identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour.


Each year, recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:


  1. Canadian student that identifies as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour.

  2. Accepted as a full-time student at a recognized college or university.

  3. Must be able to demonstrate involvement in the community through volunteering/community service etc.

  4. Applicants are required to submit a 500-1000 word essay or a two-minute maximum video essay on systemic barriers/issues they have seen or experienced in the community or what being Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour means to you and how you contribute to your local community.


Application deadline


Applications can be submitted until midnight on August 31st.

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The Marc Plume / Todd Wonacott

Memorial Scholarship


The Marc Plume / Todd Wonacott Memorial Scholarship is a twenty-five

hundred dollar ($2500.00) award and shall be awarded to two UNIFOR 79M

member’s children who have graduated high school with the first and second

highest grade point average and are attending a recognized College or

University the following September.

A committee of two (2) members, plus the Local Treasurer, shall be created

to vet applications and choose the successful candidates.

Deadlines for submissions will be August 31st of each year.


Congratulations to Tyler Bradley, and Stella Cole, this year’s winners of the Marc Plume / Todd Wonacott

Memorial Scholarship!

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Unifor National Union and Regional Council Scholarships

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