Wednesday, March 4, 2020

National scholarships available for NBU members

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 – such as the New Brunswick Union – and who are planning to enter the first 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 two 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 eight 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 
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 
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 
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 
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 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 more just and equitable society.
Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship 
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.
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