Application deadline: 2021 information not available

The David Ellis Scholarship is part of the New Worker Awareness program. It is a health and safety scholarship award available to sons, daughters and grandchildren of any Steelworker member. District 3 Director Steve Hunt, District 6 Director Marty Warren and District 5 Director Alain Croteau are offering five $500 scholarships for each District for 2020.

Why we remember David? Every year in Canada, 30 young workers are killed on the job. David Ellis was killed on his second day at work. He was 18.

Every year in Canada, 30 young workers are killed on the job. More than 40,000 are injured, many of them seriously. David Ellis didn't get the chance to fulfill his dreams. But in his memory - and in honour of all the other young workers killed or injured on the job - the United Steelworkers is making sure young workers know the risks and know their rights on the job. 

That's why in the week of April 28, the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job, Steelworkers go into high schools across Canada and talk to students about staying healthy and safe in the workplace. And that's why we've established the David Ellis Scholarship for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Steelworkers. 

In David's honour, we will fight to make sure that young workers all come home from work healthy and safe.

For more information and details on how to apply, download PDF.


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