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Annual Bursaries

At the Union of National Employees, we know that education is a key ingredient of personal growth. We also recognize that there are countless barriers to continuing education. That’s partly why we award three bursaries each year – to make it a little bit easier for our members and their family to access quality education.

For our members, union education ensures that the work we do on behalf of our brothers and sisters is of the highest quality.


Laurier Auger Bursary

Brother Laurier Auger was a former member of the Union of National Employees. He served on the National Executive from June 1972 to April 1974. His life was cut short by a car accident in April 1974. In his honour, the Union of National Employees offers a bursary to its members and their families to assist them in the pursuit of their studies.

The Laurier Auger Bursary awards $2,000 to a UNE member – or their partner or child – who is entering the first year of post-secondary education. The application for this bursary must be received by March 31. 

Bursary criteria
Application form
Previous bursary recipients

UNE President's Bursary for Continuing Education

This bursary provides financial assistance to Union of National Employees members who seek to pursue part-time studies in industrial relations, labour affairs or other union-oriented courses with the goal of increasing their knowledge and ability to participate in union activities.

The UNE President's Bursary for Continuing Education awards $1,000 to a member who wishes to attend a union-related course. The application for this bursary must be received by March 31.

Bursary criteria
Application form
Previous bursary recipients

Alfred Papineau Bursary

Brother Alfred Papineau was a former member of the National Executive who firmly believed in active participation in the union and in assisting his fellow members. This bursary provides financial assistance to Union of National Employees members who seek to increase their knowledge and ability to participate in union activities.

The Alfred Papineau Bursary applies $500 towards the tuition of a part-time course that will help a member participate more fully in union activities. The application for this bursary must be received by March 31. 

Bursary criteria
Application form
Previous bursary recipients

High School Scholarships

At the Union of National Employees, we believe that no one should be stripped of the chance to reach their full potential because of the increasingly unaffordable cost of post-secondary education. That′s why our members are proud to offer several scholarships to promising students.

The High School Scholarship program awards ten scholarships in the amount of $1,000 – one for each region – to students in their last year of high school who are about to pursue post-secondary education.

Applications for this scholarship must be received by March 31.

Scholarship criteria
Application form
Previous scholarship recipients
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