NUPGE adds new scholarship for Black students

The Scholarship for Black Students is open to Black students preparing to enter their first year of a full-time program at a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution.

Ottawa (31 March 2021) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has added a new scholarship to the 2021 scholarship program. The Scholarship for Black Students, valued at $2,500, will be awarded for the first time in 2021 and all subsequent years of the scholarship program.

Scholarship eligibility

The Scholarship for Black Students is open to Black students preparing to enter their first year of a full-time program at a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution.

Similar to NUPGE's Young Worker Scholarship, the Scholarship for Black Students is open to members of NUPGE's Components and their affiliates. To apply, you must be a child or grandchild (including foster child or foster grandchild) or a legal ward of a current or retired member of a Component or of an affiliate of a NUPGE Component.

How to apply

The application process is comprised of 2 parts: an application and a short essay. Applications and essays for the Scholarship for Black Students and for all other NUPGE scholarships must be submitted online through NUPGE's new scholarship application website.

The essay must be 750 to 1000 words and an original work. The essay asks applicants to describe the contributions of 2 trailblazers of African descent (past or contemporary) and how these have benefited them as a person.

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