CUPE policy supports a truly public post-secondary education system - one with no economic barriers to education. Until that happens, CUPE locals, councils and divisions have set up scholarship/bursary programs for members and their children to help them attend a college or university.
Here is a list of them. If you know of one we’re missing or see one that’s no longer available, let us know. Be sure to include a URL or a website where interested people can find out how to apply.
Scholarships offered by divisions and district councils
Each year, CUPE BC awards scholarships to first year university or college students who are members, or children of members, who demonstrate academic excellence.
One scholarship of $1000.00 will be awarded each year to a CUPE Alberta member or a member of their immediate family who is pursuing post secondary labour oriented studies.
Six bursaries valued at $500.00 each are available annually for CUPE members or their children or wards to attend any University or Community College in the Atlantic Provinces.
CUPE PEI scholarships
Members of locals that pay into the CUPE PEI Division Bursary Fund, are eligible for a $500 bursary/scholarship given out yearly.
Scholarships for sons and daughters of members of contributing locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the Greater Victoria area.
Scholarships offered by locals
Awarded to dependents of CUPE Local 2 members.
Open to members and families of CUPE 7
For CUPE 30 members or their families who contribute to the Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund.
Members of the local and their family members.
For relatives of current CUPE 82 members attending a post-secondary institution.
CUPE 173 offers a bursary for each of the high schools in their district.
For employees whose educational opportunities could benefit the city in the future
Awarded annually to CUPE Local 500 members and their families.
CUPE 905 members and their dependents
CUPE 998 offers three $1000 scholarships annually - one entrance and two in-course awards. The local is also offering a $600 bursary award.
Awarded to members of CUPE 1169 who are in good standing and attend 50 per cent of the local’s meetings in the previous year, for study at an Alberta post-secondary institution.
Scholarships for CUPE members and their immediate families attending Red Deer Community College.
Available to students entering or already in a program of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland or a two-year program at any other recognized institution in St. John’s or Corner Brook, who are children of CUPE Local 1615 members.
Two $500.00 scholarships awarded to dependants, aged 21 and under, of present CUPE Local 1948 members to attend any post-secondary institution.
Awards two different bursaries to CUPE 1975 members or their dependents.
CUPE 3260 gives out up to 16 $500 scholarships per year at its annual meeting.
CUPE 4400 (Toronto Education Workers) give out $10,000 in scholarships for members ($1,000 each for full-time, $500 each for part-time), and $10,000 in scholarships for children or grandchildren of members ($1,000 each for full-time, $500 each for part-time).
Open to CUPE 5506 members and their children.
CUPE 7000: Ray Agnew scholarship
Offers one post-secondary education scholarship of $1000 to children of CUPE 7000 members in memory of former local president Ray Agnew. For application forms, Contact CUPE 7000.