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Member’s Dependent Scholarship Guidelines

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINE

Conditions of Award

The NS Government & General Employees Union is offering five $1,500 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships to be awarded annually (at the discretion of the NSGEU Scholarship and Bursary Committee) to dependent children of NSGEU members.

These Union Scholarships will be under the names of:

  1. Adrian Timmons Memorial $2,500
  2. Alex Buchanan Memorial $1,500
  3. Aubrey Stevens Memorial $1,500
  4. Greg Blanchard $1,500
  5. David Peters $1,500
  6. Joan Jessome $1,500
  7. Unnamed $1,000
  8. Unnamed $1,000
  9. Unnamed $1,000
  10. Unnamed $1,000

Once a year the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union offers scholarships to be awarded (at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee) to dependent children of NSGEU members.

Applications and all supporting documentation must be filed with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union on, or prior to, October 15th in any year.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the NSGEU web site as well as in hard copy upon request to the NSGEU office.

The scholarship will be tenable at any recognized post-secondary institution.

Scholarships will be awarded only for full-time attendance as defined by Revenue Canada leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at a recognized university or other institution of higher learning.

If possible, a minimum of two (2) $1,000 scholarships must be awarded to high school graduate applicants. If possible, a minimum of two (2) $1,000 scholarships must be awarded to post-secondary applicants.

Scholarships are to be based on scholastic achievement. Scholastic achievement will be based on previous year’s marks or last completed five courses, whichever is applicable.

Scholarships will only be awarded once to any individual in a 21 Month period.

Authentic signature of the actual applicant must appear on Application Form. Any other signature will cause the application to be invalid and therefore denied.

NB: If evidence is found that the questions were answered falsely, the application will be considered void. In cases where scholarships have already been awarded, reimbursement will be required from the NSGEU member.

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must be a dependent child of a Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union member in good standing (for at least 12 months prior to the application); or the dependent child of a retired member( for at least 12 months prior to retirement was a member in good standing); or the dependent child of a deceased member. A clear definition of a member in good standing can be found in the NSGEU Constitution and By- Laws.

Requirements

  1. Grade 12 High School graduate applicants must have a minimum of 80% in five marks.
  2. University applicants must have at a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each subject.
  3. Other institutions of higher learning must have a minimum grade of 80% in each subject.
  4. All questions (blank spaces) on the application form must be completed. The application form must be signed by the applicant and the member.
  5. An official Letter of Registration (copy acceptable) from a recognized university or other institution of higher learning must be included. A Letter of Application /Letter of Admission / Letter of Acceptance will not be valid.
  6. All applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the history and importance of the labour movement in Nova Scotia.
  7. An official transcript (copy acceptable) of marks must be included.
  8. Successful recipients of a scholarship must be prepared to enter into normal publicity that goes with receiving such an award (ie union newsletter, union website or provincial newspaper).

 

 

 

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