2012 BDM Scholarship Winner: Valerie Gibbs, Local 1288P

February 3, 2013 – Valerie Gibbs is one of the 18 BDM Scholarships recipients for 2012. Valerie is the daughter of UFCW Canada Local 1288P Member Michel Gibbs, who works at Co-op Atlantic in Moncton, N.B.

Local 1288P President Dan Smith recently presented Valerie with the $1,000 BDM scholarship prize on behalf of the UFCW Canada National Council.

“Thank you for the $1,000 UFCW Canada Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu Scholarship award. The money will go towards my tuition fee for my next semester,” says Valerie. “I’m presently a student at the New-Brunswick Community College in Dieppe, New Brunswick. The course I’m taking is Office Administration. This Scholarship means a lot to my family and me. This scholarship will help me reach my goal to be a bilingual administrative assistant.”

Every year UFCW Canada offers a total of 18 annual BDM scholarships of $1,000 each to members, their spouses, and dependants for post secondary study.

Applications for the 2013 BDM Scholarship are NOW OPEN!  Apply online for the union scholarship.

Find out more about the UFCW Canada BDM Scholarships!