Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Month: May 2022

CUPE Local 379 Scholarship

Criteria

Must

  •  Have a parent or guardian who is a member of C.U.P.E. Local 379 and has been for at least
    one year.
  • You are proceeding within 18 months of being awarded the Scholarship to a recognized School
    of Higher Learning.
  • The 18 months is not intended for a ‘gap’ year, it is in case there is
    a delay in achieving enrolment.
  • Must be planning to attend a recognized School of Higher Learning.
Amount

4 x $750

Due Date

BY MAIL before July 15, 2025.

Procedure

1. The Scholarship application must include the following:
a) The completed form provided (2nd page of PDF below)
b) A letter, in the applicant’s own handwriting stating to what use the writer would put the scholarship if successful, including full address & phone numbers.
c) Two letters of recommendation, one must be from the Principal/ VicePrincipal/Teacher or Counsellor of the school the applicant is currently attending. Both must be current & originals or a screen capture.
d) The most recent table of marking or a screen capture.

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Criteria

BCGEU Scholarships

Criteria

Scholarships are funded by the dues of BCGEU members. You are eligible if you are related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU (BC Government Service and Employees Union) member or staff; and A student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2021.

Value

multiple @ $2,000 (full-time students) and $1,000 (part-time students)

Due Date

online by midnight Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Procedure

In addition to applying online here, applicants must submit a short essay of 450 – 500 words in response to one of the following topics for their essay:

  1. The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think this legislation provides adequate protection for all workers? What changes would improve this provision?
  2. The current state of the world poses many challenges—from climate change, pandemics, war, racism, poverty, homelessness, and violence. It can feel overwhelming. Tell us why you have hope for the future. How can a democratic labour movement bring forward these changes? What is the role of workers in creating a different world?
  3. Tell us about a recent union action that inspired you (job action, strike, membership drive). What did you learn? How can those lessons be applied to create change for workers?
  4. What changes or resources can employers and governments provide to support the good health of workers and their families? What systemic changes are needed in workplaces, schools, and governments to support the mental and physical health of our communities?
  5. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action were released in 2015. In the past seven years, little significant action has been taken by governments. What steps should be taken to move this process forward in a meaningful and impactful way? What Call to Action do you believe should be prioritized and why?

More details @ https://www.bcgeu.ca/2022_bcgeu_scholarship_program  and

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Elmer Helm Youth Fund

Criteria:
Provide financial assistance to deserving students who wish to pursue post-secondary training in the artistic, academic or technical fields.
It is the aim of the fund to make such education possible for students who may otherwise not have the financial means.
 
Eligibility: 
  • under the age of 25
  • accepted into post-secondary training in artistic, academic, or technical field
  • significantly involved in their community in a volunteer capacity
  • strong academic achievement and potential is important, however, it is more important that the applicant has demonstrated a significant contribution to the life of their community to exemplify the Neighbourhood House values of community service
Value
$1,500 (paid in 2 increments of $750.00 in late August and January)
Students who receive this award are eligible to apply for renewal on an annual basis up to a maximum of four years.
Due Date

June 30, 2022 before 5PM.

Procedure

Please submit the following information in the following order via one of these methods:

email to central@anhbc.org or as a single PDF file fax to 604-875-1256

postal mail or in-person to:
The Alexandra Foundation for Neighbourhood Houses
c/o Grant Administrator
203 – 3102 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
V5T 3G7

1. A completed Contact Information Form (attached).
2. A letter from the candidate outlining personal goals, career goals, and an explanation of
why the candidate believes he or she should be selected for the award.
3. Documentation regarding academic standing and other accomplishments, i.e. transcript(s).
4. Three letters of reference from members of the community or from schools.

Elmer Helm Youth Fund Information Package (1)

Metal Supermarkets Trade School Scholarship

Criteria

Metal Supermarkets is proud to support the skilled trades, and we want to make it easier for students to pursue one of these viable, stable and well-paying careers.

  • Students accepted to and attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2022.
  • Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the USA or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • Winner must enroll or already be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
  • Employees of Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, its franchisees, franchisee staff or their family members may not enter.
Value

4 x $2,500 directly paid to institution

Due Date

online by June 30, 2022.

Procedure

Apply online at https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/trade-school-scholarship/ 

CFIG National Scholarship Program

Criteria

To be eligible for the awards:

  1.  Applicants must be Canadian residents studying in Canada.
  2.  Applicants must be enrolled or expected to enroll in a post-secondary program of at least 2 years.
  3.  Applicants must be working for a current CFIG member (retail, associate, affiliate) or be a family member of an employee of a current CFIG member.
  4.   All essays must be properly referenced.
Value

Six regional essay awards of $2,000.00 each are awarded as follows: (4)university/college (East & West)– (1) high school in the East– (1) high school in the West–

Two regional video submission awards of $5000 are awarded as follows: (1)East, (1)West

Due Date

Friday, July 8, 2022.

Procedure

Essay OR video submission details and info can be found @ https://cfig.ca/NATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP/#1509033685588-43fa897a-56d9