THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for three local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).
The committee selected Jose Nathaniel Villanueva Espayos, son of Jose Espayos, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) to receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship. He will also receive a $2,000 scholarship from the lodge.
Jose will attend the University of Calgary, where he plans to major in political science. He would like to join a non-government organization, helping government institutions or local communities attain sustainable economic growth.
Shan Yew Leung, son of Wai Leung, Lodge 191 (Victoria, British Columbia), will also receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship award. Shan is a graduate of Spectrum Community School in Victoria. He plans to become a mechanical or electrical engineer and will attend the University of Victoria engineering program.
Jerica Elizabeth Ann Matthews will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Local 146. She is the daughter of Local 146 member Glen Matthews. Jerica graduated from Barrington Municipal High School in Barrington, Nova Scotia. She will pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree at Dalhousie University and hopes to become a social worker helping people with psychological disorders.
Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio) presented a $2,000 Don Storey scholarship to Korey Kellogg, son of member Scott Kellogg, and to Seth Goddard, son of member Dave Goddard.
Local 13 and Local 108 present scholarships
EDUCATIONAL GRANTS were presented earlier this year by Local 13 (Philadelphia) and Local 108 (Birmingham, Ala.) to dependents of their respective memberships.
Local 13 selected winning applicants for 27 academic scholarships and two Jeffrey C. Davis Graduate Awards.
The vocational grant, funded by the widow of apprentice Jeffrey C. Davis (who died in a 2002 job-site explosion), as well as the Jeffrey C. Davis Graduate Award, will be given over a period of two years at $600 per semester for four semesters.
The Local 13 scholarship committee does not release the names of scholarship winners for publication.
Local 108 (Mobile, Ala.) selected winners for three scholarship awards, including $2,000 to Alex Lewis, son of retired charter member Joe Lewis; and $1,000 each for Haley Bean, daughter of member Tommy Bean, and Dustin Bennett, son of member Leonard Bennett.