Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NUPGE Scholarships

Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 6 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of members or retirees of the National Union's Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2019. 

All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750- to 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 4, 2019, and scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

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

Information and application for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Indigenous Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as an Indigenous person. The essay topic — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous peoples.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students must identify as an LGBTQ2 student.  The essay topic is — The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQ2 communities.

Information and application for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Student

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

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify as a person with 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

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 country with a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Applicants are advised that the winners and winning essays will be publicized on our website, and their high school will be notified of their win.

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