Applications open for National Union scholarships

Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.

Ottawa (09 Feb. 2015) — Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. Some scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below. 

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

The Tommy Douglas Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2015 - 2016 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member.

It will be awarded for the best 750 - 1,000 word essay on: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

• Deadline: July 6, 2015
• The Tommy Douglas Scholarship pdf
• Tommy Douglas application form pdf

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students with disabilities who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2015 - 2016 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a member of NUPGE.

It will be awarded for the best 750 - 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

• Deadline: July 6, 2015
• The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship pdf
• Terry Fox application form pdf

Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians for $1,500 is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2015 - 2016 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member.

It will be awarded for the best 750 - 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians.

• Deadline: July 6, 2015
• The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians pdf
• Aboriginal Canadians application form pdf

Schoarlship for Visible Minorities

The Scholarship for Visible Minorities for $1,500 is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education full-time in 2015 - 2016 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member.

It will be awarded for the best 750 - 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities.

• Deadline: July 6, 2015
• The Scholarship for Visible Minorities pdf
• Visible minorities application form pdf

More information:
• General information - NUPGE scholarships pdf
• For further information please phone (613) 228-9800 /  or e-mail scholarship@nupge.ca

NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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