Bathurst, N.B. – May 7, 2015 – Allison Gallant is one of eighteen UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winners for 2014. Currently completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Western University, Allison is a proud UFCW Canada Local 1288P member who works at the Atlantic Superstore in Bathurst, New Brunswick during the summer.
Sister Gallant had the following to say about winning a UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship:
"Receiving the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship Award is an absolute honour. As a second year student at Western University in the Faculty of Science and Health Science, this scholarship will greatly help me pursue my dream of obtaining my first bachelor degree and studying medicine in the future. I look forward to my next few years at Western, and I'm excited to see where my hard work and determination takes me."
Every year UFCW Canada offers a total of eighteen union scholarships worth $1,000 each to members, their spouses, and dependants for post-secondary education. The BDM scholarship was created to honour past UFCW leaders William Beggs, Fred Dowling, and Roméo Mathieu.