*2021 Scholarship Application period is OPEN!*
Unifor recognizes that the costs associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working-class families. To assist in making education more accessible, we have established 28 scholarships of $2,000.00 each. Five of these scholarships are administered by the Quebec Council with a separate application form (see www.uniforquebec.org). Residents of Quebec must apply using that application process.
The scholarships are awarded to children of Unifor members in good standing. Students must be entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a public Canadian institution. One of these scholarships will also be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority. These are entrance Scholarships only and are not renewable for students entering subsequent years of study.
Scholarship applications are evaluated by a selection committee composed of Unifor National Education Department staff and Local Union Discussion Leaders. The selection committee reviews hundreds of applications annually and considers many factors when evaluating applications including academic achievement, responses to essay questions, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice through extracurricular activities and volunteerism. In addition, the selection committee ensures that scholarship awards are distributed to best reflect the regional, sectoral, and membership diversity of Unifor.
2021 Scholarship Application Important Dates
March 22: Online scholarship application period opens
June 7: Application period closed
After July 6: Scholarship recipients notified
Using the Online Application
Your application must be submitted using the online application form NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021.
All applicants will be notified by email after July 6 of the status of their application.
Click on the appropriate link below to complete your online application. Please ensure that you have READ THE INSTRUCTIONS carefully, and have the following documents ready on your device for upload with your application.
- Current high school transcript (children of Unifor members only)
- Reference letter
- Local Union Officer signature form
- Essay Answers
PLEASE NOTE: Any partially completed applications, or applications missing any of the required documents, will result in an error message and cannot be submitted. Please ensure you have all documents available before submitting.
CLICK HERE to apply as the child of a Unifor member.
CLICK HERE to apply as a Unifor Member.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org