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2021 Scholarships:

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted.

Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members.

Apply online here

The deadline for applications is Sunday, May 9 at midnight.

You may also be eligible for one of the scholarships offered by NUPGE, our National Union of Public and General Employees. Find details and apply directly here.


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
     - Bulletin
     - Eligibility & Funding Guidelines
     - Application Form

    Please email the above completed application form to: [email protected], or print 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 & Joint Training Fund
    BCGEU members covered by the Facilities Subsector collective agreement may be eligible for the FBA Education Fund, and Joint Training Fund. Apply for the these training funds through the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), the fund administrator.


Steward resources:

Steward courses:

  • STEP UP!
  • Steward Fundamentals
  • Enhanced Steward Training

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