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Fall 2016 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

NSGEU believes in supporting members who are continuing their education. Every year, the union offers 29 member bursaries (14 in March and 15 in October). They are awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee. Once a year, the union offers 10 dependent scholarship awards: one $2,500 scholarship, four $1,500 scholarships, and five $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee.

The following people have been selected as recipients of the NSGEU’s 2016 Fall Member Bursaries & Scholarships:

Member Bursaries:

  • Bill Hebert Memorial Award: Morgan Blackmore (Local 3)
  • Carmen Williams Memorial Award: Anna Gallant (Local 101)
  • Haresh Parekh (Local 100)
  • Lee Ann Spears (Local 85)
  • Nathaniel Houle (Local 7)
  • Colleen Currie (Local 8)
  • Tamara Fradette (Local 7)
  • Stephanie Hudson (Local 34)
  • Nicole LaPierre (Local 100)
  • Bennett Blades (Local 16)
  • Robyn McNeill (Local 100)
  • Sarah-Jane Bungay (Local 100)
  • Stephanie Noja (Local 101)
  • David Adeyemi (Local 99)
  • Marilyn MacDougall (Local 6)

Members’ Dependent Bursaries:

  • Westray Memorial Award: Charlee Gerrior (Member Barbara Gerrior, Local 470C)
  • Brian Langille Memorial Award: Keegan MacNeil (Member Albert DeYoung, Local 88)
  • Irving Deale Memorial Award: Angeline Maloney-Arsenault (Member Nicole Isaac, Local 35)
  • Phillip Cosgrove Memorial Award: Leah MacPherson (Member Stella MacPherson, Local 1)
  • Gordon Burnham Memorial Award: Logan O’Connell (Member Tara O’Connell, Local 190)
  • John Rossiter Memorial Award: Courtney Penney (Member Beverley Simmons, Local 470)
  • Lauren Doucet (Member Lisa Doucet, Local 423)
  • Kwesi Renner (Member Sasha Renner, Local 7)
  • Blake Seymour (Member Sharon Jewer, Local 70)
  • Dustin Renzelli (Member Nellie Renzelli, Local 77)
  • Anique LeBlanc (Member Karen Thibault, Local 16)
  • Elsie Blacker (Member Colleen Blacker, Local 81)
  • Gabriel Maxwell (Member Evan Maxwell, Local 6)
  • Hannah Miles (Member Cheryl Miles, Local 1246)
  • Peter Smith (Member Molly Rose-Smith, Local 17)

Members’ Dependent Scholarships:

  • Adrian Timmons Memorial Award: Jenny Gillis (Member A Marie Gillis, Local 88)
  • Alex Buchanan Memorial Award: Lydia Swiatkowski (Member Deanna MacKay, Local 4)
  • Aubrey Stevens Memorial Award: Adam Campbell (Member Cindy Campbell, Local 101)
  • Greg Blanchard Award: Ainslie Pierrynowski (Member Joan Cummings/Richard, Local 104/18A)
  • David Peters Award: Jennie Newman (Member Cheryl Newman, Local 79)
  • Joan Jessome Award: Emily Layland (Member Pauline Layland, Local 101)
  • Nikita Kenney (Member Natasha Kenney, Local 119)
  • Fraser Robinson (Member Catherine & Gord Robinson, Local 71/2)
  • Benjamin Wright (Member Linda Wright, Local 53)
  • Hannah Corney (Member Randolph Corney, Local 79)

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4 Responses to Fall 2016 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

  1. Kim MacKenzie December 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    I am wondering what your criteria is for awarding bursaries and scholarships?
    How many applications were submitted?

    • Deedee Slye January 18, 2017 at 10:32 am #

      Hello there! All of the awards are awarded based on the terms of reference in the Board of Directors policy. Scholarships are awarded based on marks and a properly completed application. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and a properly completed application. This link which is located in the drop down menu under Education on our website explains the criteria for all 3 awards. There were just shy of 300 applications for the fall awards in 2016. Thank you for asking. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  2. Donna Edwards January 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    I would like to know that as well please

  3. annonymous March 1, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    My children have applied three years in a row and I have three children all attending University and they have not received anything to date. I have been a member of this Union for 30 years…and my husband was for over 10 years. What does it take? My children’s marks are high and they have worked hard to get where they are as did I, and I know the application was submitted correctly. Financial need is a very subjective measure. It just feels like the middle class work, and pay for everything and get nothing in return… and because we may make a “decent salary” and work hard long hours for that salary, our children do not qualify for student loans and not even a bursary or scholarship as everything is based on financial need! The middle class appears to be supporting the entire social structure! Does not seem fair to me. You either have to make a lot of money so you don’t care about scholarships and bursaries or very little money and have to rely on them! Anyone else frustrated by this?

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