Conditions of Award

The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) is offering fifteen $1,000 bursaries to be awarded annually (at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee) to dependents of NSGEU members in good standing.  Up to two (2) bursaries may be awarded to dependent spouses.

These Union Bursaries will be under the names of:

  1. Westray Memorial $1,000
  2. Brian Langille Memorial $1,000
  3. Irving Deale Memorial $1,000
  4. Philip Cogswell Memorial $1,000
  5. John Burnham Memorial $1,000
  6. John Rossiter Memorial $1,000
  7. Unnamed $1,000
  8. Unnamed $1,000
  9. Unnamed $1,000
  10. Unnamed $1,000
  11. Unnamed $1,000
  12. Unnamed $1,000
  13. Unnamed $1,000
  14. Unnamed $1,000
  15. Unnamed $1,000

Applications and all support documentation must be filed with the (NSGEU) on, or prior to, October 15th in any year.

Guidelines and applications are available on the NSGEU web site nsgeu.ca, as well as in hard copy upon request to NSGEU at: 902.424.4063 or Toll Free: 1.877.556.7438.

 Bursaries will be based on the financial need of the applicant.

The bursary will be tenable for a program of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at any recognized post-secondary institution.

 A maximum of 2 awards per family will be awarded in a 21 month period. If there is a low number of qualifying applicants, the Education Committee may award more than 2 awards per family during the same period.

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


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


The applicant must be a dependent of a NSGEU member; or the dependent of a retired member; or the dependent child of a deceased member who was a member in good standing at time of death.

A clear definition of a member in good standing can be found in the NSGEU Constitution and By-Laws.


    1. All questions (blank spaces) on the application form must be completed. The application form must be signed by the applicant.
    2. A letter, from the Registrar’s office that confirms current enrolment, from a recognized university or other institution of higher learning leading to a degree, diploma or certificate, must be included. A “Letter of Application”/”Letter of Admission”/”Letter of Acceptance” will NOT be valid.
    3. Copy of the Canada Revenue Agency most recent Notice of Assessment to verify all sources of household income, excluding dependant children, must accompany the application. (T4s and paystubs will NOT be accepted)
    4. All applicants must compose and submit a 500-word essay on the history and importance of the labour movement in Nova Scotia and its impact on the applicant
    5. Successful recipients of bursaries must be prepared to enter into normal Union publicity that goes with receiving such an award.


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