Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Scholarship open to NBU members

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship. The New Brunswick Union is associated with the CLC.
The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education provides important opportunities for young people but is out of reach for many working-class people due to ever-increasing tuition fees.
Young workers today are facing many social and workplace issues. However, many have taken these challenges as an opportunity to create positive change, and impact their communities for the better. This scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.
We are pleased to offer a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to support a young activist who is starting their first year of full-time post-secondary study in September 2019.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Current union member, or the child/dependent of a union member, that is affiliated to the CLC;
-Age 30 or under as of September 1st, 2019;
-Enrolled for September 2019 to enter their first year of full-time study at a Canadian public post-secondary institution: university program (leading to a degree) or college program (leading to a diploma or certificate);
-Does not have any prior post-secondary studies; and
-Currently enrolled or not more than two years out of secondary school.
For more information and the application forms go online to www.canadianlabour.ca/scholarship.