Montreal – January 21, 2013 – We are pleased to announce that Vanessa Menendez has won one of the $1,000 scholarships offered to UFCW Canada members and their children who are pursuing full-time studies in a recognized university, college or any other post-secondary educational institution. Ms. Menendez has been working for five and a half years as cashier at the Metro Denigil in Laval, Quebec, where she has been acting as supervisor for the past three years.
Local 500 union representative Virginie Sauvé-Lemay had the pleasure of presenting the 2012 UFCW Canada Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu scholarship to Vanessa who is currently in her second year of a three-year Bachelor’s degree in English literature at Concordia University.
Once Vanessa completes her studies at Concordia University, she plans to undertake a one-year Bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Ottawa which will allow her to teach students at the elementary, secondary and college levels.
Go to www.ufcw.ca for more information on the Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu scholarships or to submit an application for the 2013 year. Good luck to all!