2023 District 1 WOS Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners

United Steelworkers District 1 Women of Steel Scholarship Committee met Friday, June 30th to select the 2023 scholarship recipients. Thirty applications were reviewed by the Committee before they randomly selected winners from the eligible applicants.

District 1 Women of Steel Scholarships were awarded as follows:

Academic Scholarships ($2,000 each):

· Kami Box, daughter of Jonelle Box, Bay City, MI, Local 15157
· Lauren Milliman, daughter of Jill Milliman, Standish, MI, Local 7652

The Committee members are Sara Benedict, Christy Collins, Karen Halladay, Vickie Stage and Teresa Cassady and Tonya DeVore, Coordinators.

Scholarship Information

There are four scholarships to be awarded on a lottery basis to 2023 high school graduates. Please post this information on your local union's bulletin board(s) so that your members are aware of this scholarship program.

Also, if the applicant is unable to obtain in-person certifications, due to restrictions from COVID-19, please contact Teresa Cassady at (614) 888-6052 or Marie Webster at the District 1 Canton Office at (330) 493-7721.

  1. Two (2) Technical/Trade/Online Scholarships with a total value of $1500 each to be applied toward tuition at any accredited trade/technical/online school in the United States. 
  2. Two (2) Academic Scholarships with a total value of $2000 each to be applied toward tuition at any accredited college or university in the United States.

If in the opinion of the Committee an essay(s) rises to the level of excellence, the Committee reserves the right to award one (1) additional scholarship. This applicant must have met the application requirements as stated herein.


Daughters and sons, step-children, and legal wards (residing with or having proof of financial obligation for applicant) of any active United Steelworkers, District 1 member employed within the jurisdiction of his/her local; or who have retired from said local within the last eight (9) years (after 6/30/2014), are eligible to apply for the scholarship awards.

The candidate must be in a graduating high school class during the year the scholarship is being awarded and have attained at least a 2.8 cumulative grade point average, which must be stated on the attached transcript for the year of graduation.

Click here for essay requirements.

Click here for the rules of competition.

Click here for the application and certificates. (Feel free to make copies. Please note, it is two pages.)


Completed application form, high school certification, transcript of first half of the school year, certificate of local union official with local union seal, and essay must be received by June 23, 2023, before 3 p.m., in the Canton Office.

USW District 1 WOS Scholarship Committee
4069 Bradley Circle, NW

Canton, OH 44718

Faxed applications will not be accepted.