The National Union's scholarship program for 2020 | National Union of Public and General Employees

The National Union's scholarship program for 2020

The deadline for applications is Monday July 6, 2020.

Ottawa (20 Jan. 2020) — Each year, the 390,000 member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships of $2,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Entrants must be the children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of members or retirees of the National Union’s Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2020. In addition, the newly added Young Worker Scholarship for those under 30 will award 2 scholarships of $2,500 each to members or children/grandchildren, or foster children/grandchildren of a National Union member or retiree and who are attending or planning to attend a public, post-secondary institution in 2020. 

All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750–1,000 word essay as listed below. Essays will be marked on the basis of content and style. The deadline for applications and essays is July 6, 2020 and the 8 scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

NEW FOR 2020 - Young Worker Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to those under the age of 30 as of the application deadline and who are members or children/grandchildren, or foster children/grandchildren of a National Union member or retiree and who are attending or planning to attend a public, post-secondary institution in 2020.

The essay topic is: In what ways are unions still important in the contemporary workplace?

Information and application for the Young Worker Scholarship (print only copy)

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship must be entering a field of study in policing, criminal justice, community services or health care.

The essay topic is: The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice, community services or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.

Information and application for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship (print only copy)

Scholarship for Indigenous Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as indigenous. 

The essay topic is: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous Canadians.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students (print only copy)

Scholarship for LGBTQI2S Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for LGBTQI2S Students must identify as an LGBTQI2S student.

The essay topic is: The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQI2S community.

Information and application for the Scholarship for LGBTQI2S Students (print only copy)

Scholarship for Students of Colour

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Students of Colour must identify as a person of colour.

The essay topic is: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour in Canada.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Students of Colour (print only copy)

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify a disability.

The essay topic is: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Information and application for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship (print only copy)

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

There are no other requirements, other than the general requirements above, for applying for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship.

The essay topic is: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship (print only copy)

Deadline

The deadline for applications and essays is Monday July 6, 2020 and the winners and their essays will be published on the National Union and its Components’ social media sites in September 2020.

For further information please phone 613-228-9800 or email scholarship@nupge.ca.


NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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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