Labour Scholarships

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 2018 GV CUPE 951 scholarship award recipient!

This student was awarded a cheque in the amount of $570:


Sarah Nuttall             Camosun College        (CUPE 951 member/parent:  Laura Nuttall)


*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. Currently, contributions are based on two dollars ($2) per FTE or per member.

For more information, contact Local 951’s representative to the GV CUPE Scholarship Fund: Lori-Ann Larsen 250 721-7538.


CUPE BC Scholarships

CUPE BC offers the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship to CUPE members, their spouses or their children at a level of four scholarships of $500.00 each.

More info at CUPE BC; to apply: ABRF-2018 Application

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the second annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship.

The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education provides important opportunities for young people but is out of reach for many working class people due to ever-increasing tuition fees.

Young workers today are facing many social and workplace issues. However, many have taken these challenges as an opportunity to create positive change, and impact their communities for the better. This scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.

We are pleased to offer a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to support a young activist who is starting their first year of full-time post-secondary study in September 2018.

More info at CLC; to apply: CLC-UWCC-Application-2018-English or CLC-UWCC-Application-2018-French