Definitions For The Purpose of This Scholarship Plan
Eligible Dependent is a Child of a "Qualifying Member" who has been accepted as a student in an undergraduate program, at an credited Canadian University or a Canadian Community College. Legal guardianship will also qualify the Child as an "Eligible Dependent".
Qualifying Member is:
- An active Member, in good standing, of the Insulators Local 95 Union who has been in benefit in the Insulators Local 95 Benefit Fund at some time in the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the start of the school term for which application is made for the Scholarship;
- A deceased Member of the Insulators Local 95 Union on whose behalf Life insurance or pension payments are or have been made by the Insulators Local 95 Benefit Fund;
- A disabled Member of the Insulators Local 95 Union who is collecting disability benefits from either the Weekly Disability Income or Long Term Disability Income Plans, provided by the Insulators Local 95 Benefit Fund, or Workplace Safety and Insurance (formerly WCB), or E.I.);
- A retired Member of the Insulators Local 95 Union who is receiving pension benefits from the Insulators Local 95 Pension Fund.
Qualifications for New Applicants
- The applicant must be an Eligible Dependent of a Qualifying Member.
- The applicant must have completed applicable secondary education requirements and be accepted by an accredited Canadian University in a degree course, or a Canadian Community College in an undergraduate degree, certificate or diploma course.
- The applicant must submit:
- His or her official Ontario Student Transcript. In the event Final Grade 12 marks are not available the time of the Scholarship Application deadline, an interim Provincial Report Card for grade 12 will be accepted until final grades are made available. At that time, they must be forwarded to the Scholarship Administrator immediately.
- A letter of appraisal from the Principal, Vice Principal or Guidance Counsellor from the high school.
- The applicant must submit a copy of his or her University/College acceptance letter.
- The applicant must submit a typed short essay, approximately five to six paragraphs in length, detailing:
- Their need for financial assistance (i.e. details regarding living arrangements while attending school, related costs and family circumstances);
- Personal work effort;
- Any achievement awards obtained;
- Their academic history and background (emphasizing proficiency in the year of application);
- Their community involvement, extra curricular activities and interests;
- Any positions of leadership they may have held;
- Their educational and vocational goals.
- The applicant must disclose to the Trustees the extent of any and all other scholarships, bursaries or awards (including OSAP) which have been applied for or received.
Signature of a Union official is required on the application form, where indicated, to verify the relationship between the applicant and the Qualifying Member.
- The applicant must enclose a copy of the tuition fee statement from the University/College he or she will be attending (Online Tuition Fee Statements are acceptable).
- The applicant must enclose proof of community involvement/volunteer work that they reference in their original short essay in the form of a letter of appraisal from the organization, OR the organization’s contact information so that the Scholarship Administrator may confirm the applicant’s community involvement/volunteer work.
The Fund Administrator will verify the benefit status of the Qualifying Member.
Click here to download a Scholarship Application Form
Application forms are available from:
Insulators Local 95 Benefit Fund
c/o Benefit Plan Administrators Limited
90 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Ste 300
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3
Tel: 905-275-6466 or Toll Free: 1800-867-5615
Insulators Local 95 Union Office
166 Newkirk Road, Unit 5,
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 3G7
Tel: (905) 944-0110 or Toll Free: 1-800-268-3396
Applications must be submitted to the Trustees, at one of the addresses listed above, no later than JUNE 1ST of each year to allow time for the determination of the successful applicant.