The National Union's scholarship program for 2007

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

 

Ottawa – 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 of the National Union’s 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.

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 2007-2008 and who are the children of, or foster children of, a National Union of Public and General Employees 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.

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 2007-2008 and who are the children of, or foster children of, a member of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

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.

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 2007-2008 and who are the children of, or foster children of, a National Union of Public and General Employees 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.

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 2007-2008 and who are the children of, or foster children of, a National Union of Public and General Employees member.

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

Further information:
General information - NUPGE scholarships pdf
• Contact: Louise Trépanier: (613) 228-9800 ltrepanier@nupge.ca