2013 Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship

Every year, UFCW Local 401 provides two scholarships of $2,500 to members or immediate family of members with through the Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship. 

Robert McWilliams worked with young union members who were university and college students and believed strongly in protecting the rights of part-timers.

Unfortunately in 1989, Robert died suddenly in a tragic traffic accident in downtown Edmonton. It is on Robert's behalf that this scholarship was created in his memory.

The Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship is available to UFCW Local 401 members and their immediate families. Immediate families shall include and be limited to spouse and children. The members of the Scholarship committee and their immediate families shall be excluded from this compensation. Any individuals who have previously received a Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship are also exempt.

Only applicants who have been a member or are sponsored by another family member with at least six months seniority as of the yearly deadline date, will be considered.

An application to this scholarship consists of a three part essay as well as being accompanied with proof of full-time enrolment at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Click here to view and download the Robert McWilliams Scholarship poster with further instructions on applying for a scholarship.