Career Development Fund

Greater Victoria CUPE Scholarships

For over 20 years, CUPE 951 members have contributed generously to this Post-Secondary education scholarship fund! These scholarships are open only to sons and daughters of active members of contributing locals* of the Canadian Union of Public Employees of the Greater Victoria area.

Currently, the selection is based on a combination of GPA/academic standing, 1 reference letter, and a 1 page informative letter. An eligible student is limited to 1 award from the fund, and will be under the age of 25 on December 31 of the scholarship year. More information, eligibility criteria and FAQ’s are included in the application form.

The application form for students attending  Post-Secondary Educational institutions full-time will be available in PDF format on our CUPE 951 website in June. (Deadline: September 30). The scholarship awards are typically decided in October or November of each year and the recipients will be awarded late November or early December.

Congratulations to the 2016 GV CUPE scholarship awardees!


Tabitha Zammit             (CUPE 951 member/parent:    Rebecca Zammit)

Angela Pang                   (CUPE 951 member/parent:    Helen Pang)

Matthew MacDonald      (CUPE 951 member/parent:    Peggy White)


This year, each of these students currently attends the University of Victoria and was awarded a cheque in the amount of $445.


*While all Greater Victoria CUPE locals are welcome to participate in this scholarship fund and committee, the current participating locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees of the Greater Victoria include CUPE Locals:  #410, #788, #917, #951, #2011, & #2081.  Letters will go out to the GV CUPE Locals in the New Year inviting them to participate. Currently, contributions are based on two dollars ($2) per FTE or per member.

For more information, contact Local 951s representative to the GV CUPE Scholarship Fund, Lori-Ann Larsen,


Sharyl Yore Award

“One or more awards are given to members of the University of Victoria Office and Technical and Child Care staff who hold a regular appointment, have completed their probationary period and are taking classes in order to pursue a UVic degree, diploma or certificate.

First preference will be given to Exempt staff and second preference is given to members of CUPE 951 whose tuition and book costs are not fully covered by benefits received from the Career Development Fund.”

Sharyl Yore Award application form available through Graduate Studies.