Unifor recognizes that the cost associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working 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. A more detailed description of eligibility criteria and the application process can be downloaded below.
A selection committee composed of Unifor National Staff and Local Union Discussion Leaders evaluates scholarship applications. 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.
2023 Scholarship Application Important Dates
April 6: Online scholarship application period opens
June 9: Application period closes
July 28: Scholarship recipients announced
Using the Online Application
Your application must be submitted using the online application form NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023.
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 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.
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Local Union Officer Signature Form
Details about eligibility and the full application procedure are contained in the following document:
Scholarship Application Package