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Now accepting Applications for the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship program.

Our annual scholarship program of $85,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 85,000 members.



  • A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and
  • A student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2022.

Eligible relatives include spouses, parents, and children or grandchildren (including foster, adopted and stepchildren and grandchildren).

Eligible educational institutions must be designated by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Find a list of eligible institutions here.

Previous BCGEU scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.



In addition to providing personal information, applicants must submit a short essay of 450 - 500 words in response to essay questions provided by the BCGEU.

We encourage applicants to interview a BCGEU member, or to use personal experience or original research for this essay.

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The deadline for applications is June 15, 2022


Other Scholarships

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.


Questions? Email [email protected]