Teamsters Canada Member Scholarship

Teamsters Canada is committed to furthering the well-being and quality of life of its members and of society.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to offer financial aid to members so they can reach their career goals and get ahead in their lives.

By supporting our members' ambitions, we build leaders who are proud to belong to our organization and ready to play an active role in society.

Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in regular (college, cegep, university, etc.) and vocational training programs.

A total of $10 000 will be awarded, divided into four bursaries of $2,500 each.

Scholarships will be paid out to registered recipients who are starting or are undergoing training. The payment will be made after the withdrawal deadline. In case of withdrawal, no payment will be made.

The deadline to inform the applicants about the Committee's decision is December 1st.

 

Follow Your Dreams

Eligibility Requirements

Members must meet the following criteria at the time they submit their scholarship application:

  • have been an active Teamsters Canada member for at least 12 consecutive months prior to applying;
  • have paid their union dues for the 12 months prior to applying;
  • be enrolled as of October 31st in a regular training program at a college, cegep or university, or in a recognized vocational training program. (truck driving school, welding school, etc.) ;

Salaried employees of one or more Teamsters bodies in Canada are not eligible. This includes, but is not limited to officers, union representatives, local union employees and business agents of Teamsters Canada, its joint councils, local unions, conferences or divisions. The spouses, parents and children of the above people are also excluded.

The committee may decide not to give all or any scholarship if it does not receive enough applications which comply with the selection criteria.

These scholarships are available for Teamster members only.

 

Application Procedure

Scholarship application forms are available in all local unions, conferences or division of Teamsters Canada and at the Teamsters Canada head office as well. They can also be downloaded from the website teamsters.ca.

Applicants must complete the application form and send it with an essay of about 250 words, answering the following question: What are the benefits of being a Canadian Teamster member?

 

Evaluation of Applications

The committee will have full discretion in evaluating applications to determine scholarship recipients. To ensure fairness when evaluating applications, among other criteria, the committee will consider:

  • The geographic breakdown of recipients across Canada;
  • The financial situation of applicants;
  • The number of scholarships already awarded to the candidate under the program in the past;
  • Level of union involvement ;
  • The quality of the essay.

 

Deadline

The deadline for completing and submitting applications for the scholarships is October 31 of each year, as evidenced by the postmark.

For more information, please contact Teamsters Canada