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BCGEU Scholarships:

The 2022 Scholarship Program is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Congratulations to this years winners!  Click here for the 2022 Winner’s List

Please check our website for more information in spring, 2023 for information about next year’s scholarship program. 

You may also be eligible to apply for one of our national union’s scholarships and the deadline for these is August, 12, 2022. (Find out more here

Questions: email [email protected]

 

NUPGE Scholarships:

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarships of $2,500 available to the children (including foster children) and grandchildren of BCGEU members or retirees.

The online application portal is now receiving applications for our National Union. 2022 Scholarships and can be found here: https://scholarships.nupge.ca. In addition, the web page contains the unique entry requirements for each scholarship. Please note the deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. EDT at which time the portal will close.

Training Funds:

Members in specific sectors may be eligible for training funds.

  1. Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund for workers covered by the Community Living, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreementsThe Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (LAEF) is currently on hiatus and not accepting new applications. We are preparing to relaunch this fall with new opportunities and application criteria. Please check our website or Member Portal later this fall for more details.

  2. The Community Health Retaining Fund for workers covered by the Community Subsector collective agreement.

  3. HSPBA Professional Development Fund
     - Eligibility & Funding Guidelines
     - Printable Application Form
     - Online Application Form
     - Expense Form
     - FAQ 

    Please complete the online application form or print the application form and mail to: 
    BCGEU 4911 Canada Way,
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3W3
    Attention: Health Science Professional Development Fund
                      Michelle McAuley, Staff Representative


  4. FBA Education Fund
    BCGEU members covered by the Facilities Subsector collective agreement may be eligible for the FBA Education Fund. Apply for this training fund through the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), the fund administrator.