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 are a student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2023.
multiple @ $2,000 (full-time students) and $1,000 (part-time students)
online by midnight Sunday April 16, 2023.
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:
- Workplace health and safety is a core value of the labour movement. What role do unions play to ensure the health and safety of workers? How has health and safety in the workplace evolved?
- Describe a protest you have seen or taken part in and the positive ways it has changed your perspective, your life or your community.
- If you were a leader in a position of power, what steps would you take to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and who would you involve?
- How has the rising cost of inflation affected your community? Has it impacted your ability to seek a higher education? How? What part do unions play to address the rising cost of living?
- What challenges have you faced in your life that led you to seek higher education? What helped you on this journey? What other resources would support this goal?
More details @ https://www.bcgeu.ca/scholarships
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