The annual college scholarship program for dependents of PROTEC17 members is now open! Since its inception in 2011, PROTEC17 has awarded 17 scholarships totalling over $50,000 towards the advanced education of our members’ children. 

The program sponsors two $3,000 college scholarships each year – one for an incoming college freshman, and the other for a continuing college student. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and educational goals, as well as write a labor-related essay which is reviewed by outside labor

The application is now available on the PROTEC17 website ( – the deadline to apply is July 31, 2022. Winners will be announced in the Sept/Oct. issue of Insight magazine, and on our website and social media channels. 

In their essays, past winners have highlighted how their parent’s involvement with PROTEC17 has taught them the value of working together to solve problems, as well as the importance of unions and the broader worker community. 

If you are a parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a child heading off or returning to college, please encourage them to apply. If you have any questions about the scholarship program, contact Communications Director Deidre Girard at .