ATU Local 113 believes strongly in the importance of education. That’s why we have one of the most generous scholarship programs of any local in Canada. Every year, we award dozens of scholarships to the children of our members. There are four types of scholarships available:

The Peter Bodnick Scholarship
A former lifetime member of Local 113, the late Peter Bodnick, set aside funds in his will to provide an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Local 113 member’s child entering a Technical/Post Secondary Registered Trades Course leading to a Skilled Trades Licence. Applicants are required to submit a written essay between 500-750 words on the subject of “Organized Labour’s Contribution to the Welfare of the People of Canada.”

Please find the 2019 application documents below. Applicable deadlines have now passed and these are for reference until the 2020 applications open.

The John Lorimer Memorial Scholarship
Named after a Local 113 President/Business Agent in the 1940’s, this scholarship is available to ATU 113 members’ children who are graduating from Grade 12 and advancing to a university degree program or who are already enrolled in a university degree program and have not previously received a scholarship from Local 113. There are up to 38 $1,500 scholarships awarded annually. Recipients are based on applicants’ Grade 12 marks.

Please find the 2019 application documents below. Applicable deadlines have now passed and these are for reference until the 2020 applications open.

2020 ATU Scholarship Program in Memory of Lawrence J. Hanley
This Years Scholarships are in remembrance of former International President Lawrence J. Hanley, who passed away on May 7, 2019.

Hanley devoted more than 40 years of his life to the ATU and the broader labor movement. He was a tireless and tenacious advocate for his members, transit riders, and all trade unionists. Under Hanley’s leadership, the ATU was transformed into one of the fiercest and most progressive unions in the labor movement, aggressively advocating for more and better public transportation and fighting for social, racial, and economic justice for all working people.

Recipients of this year’s scholarships named in his his honor, are encouraged to use them in part to study union and community organizing, and grow to fight injustices everywhere.

In 2020, five Scholarships each in the amount of $8,000 will be awarded. A sixth $2000 scholarship may be awarded to a technical or vocational school applicant.

The Marcel Malboeuf Scholarship
This award honours Marcel Malboeuf, Chief Electoral Officer of ATU 279.  A scholarship will be awarded yearly on September 13, Marcel’s birthday.

The Marcel Malboeuf Scholarship is available to the dependents of ATU Canada members. The member must be in good standing.
Three awards, each in the amount of $1000, will be awarded in 2019 to eligible applicants with the highest-grade average upon graduation, based on each applicant’s final secondary school transcripts.

This award recognizes a student entering their first year of post-secondary study at a Canadian higher education institution/University.

Please note that the deadline the 2019 Scholarship has closed and the documents below are for reference only until the 2020 applications open.

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