National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarships

National Union of Public and General Employees
Provider
Value
$2500
Deadline
June 30, 2024
Difficulty
Normal

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers a number of scholarships for children or grandchildren of a current or retired member who are entering the first year of their post-secondary education.

  • Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship for students planning to enter a program of study in policing, criminal justice, community services or health care.
  • Scholarship for 2SLGBTQIA+ students planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution, full-time.
  • Scholarship for Black Students who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution, full-time.
  • Scholarship for Indigenous Students planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education program, full-time.
  • Scholarship for Students of Colour who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution, full-time.
  • Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for students with a disability who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution, full-time.
  • Tommy Douglas Scholarship for students planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution, full-time.
  • Young Worker Scholarship for students under the age of 30 who are attending or planning to enter a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution, full-time.

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship you must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. You must be a child or grandchild (including a foster child or foster grandchild) or a legal ward of a current or retired member of a NUPGE Component or a Component’s affiliate.*
  2. You must be planning to enter the 1st year of a public, post-secondary education institution, full-time or part-time, in the coming year.*
  3. The university or college that you are planning on attending must be located in Canada.

Each scholarship may also have additional eligibility requirements.

Details about each NUPGE scholarship:

You must fill in an online application form and include an original 750-to-1000-word essay. Each scholarship has a unique essay topic that changes every year. Emailed, mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Information that will help with the processing of your application:

  • The name of the union your parents, grandparents, or legal guardians is a member of, i.e., a NUPGE Component or a Component’s affiliate.
  • Whether they are a current or retired member.
  • The name and contact information of someone at the union who could verify their membership.

All essays are marked by an external party who uses a marking guide for:

  • Content
  • Relevance to the question asked
  • Presentation

The scholarship deadline is Sunday June 30, 2024 at 5pm (EDT).

Frequently Asked Questions