The National Union's scholarship program for 2017

NUPGE scholarships are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. 

Ottawa (19 Oct. 2016) — Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. Historically there have been 4 scholarships open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. For 2017, NUPGE has added the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship.

The deadline for applications is July 7, 2017  has been extended to Friday August 4, 2017. Some scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

The Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 - 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: 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

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

The Tommy Douglas Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 - 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Terry Fox Scholarship

The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students with disabilities who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a member of NUPGE. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: 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

Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians for $1,500 is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians.

Information and appliction for the Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians 

Scholarship for Visible Minorities

The Scholarship for Visible Minorities for $1,500 is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a National Union of Public and General Employees member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities.

 Information and application for the Scholarship for Visible Minorities

Download a notice about the scholarships for posting in your work place.

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 370,000 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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