CUPE 1975 provides two bursaries and scholarships for members and their children. For more information, contact the office at 306-966-7015. 2017 Application forms will be available mid-February.
Norm Quan Memorial Bursary
Applicants must be registered full-time in a recognized Canadian post-secondary educational institution and be a member in good standing for at least two years in CUPE 1975 (University of Saskatchewan), OR have a parent, legal guardian or spouse with at least two years continuous membership in CUPE 1975. Applicants or sponsors must have attended at least three membership meetings in the past 12 months.
Applicants must submit a 1500-3000-word essay written on a topic selected and publicized by the CUPE 1975 Bursary Committee; or, upon written request to and permission of the Committee, a topic of special interest to the applicant. All essay topics will be on the accomplishments of trade unions and/or members in Canada in general or particular.
Four $1,000.00 Bursaries will be available.
Glen Makahonuk Memorial – CUPE 1975 Training & Development Fund
This bursary is made possible by a trust fund established by President George Ivany and The University of Saskatchewan in memory of Glen Makahonuk (1951-1997) to recognize his nearly 20 years of leadership to members of CUPE 1975.
Glen was a long-time Union activist who served the CUPE 1975 membership as President (11 years), and as chair or a member of numerous other local committees. He worked tirelessly and in solidarity in the provincial, federal, and international arenas to make changes that would ensure rights to workers everywhere.
Glen’s intelligence, perseverance, and incredible commitment to education, history and unionism earned him the respect of his union colleagues as well as those he faced across the table.
This scholarship provides awards for training and professional development to members of CUPE 1975 in good standing who have demonstrated community volunteerism and/or union activism; with preference to candidates with union activism. These awards are not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) annually.