The deadline to submit a scholarship application to the PIPSC Legacy Foundation is Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
In 2020, the Legacy Foundation will award the following scholarships:
- one $5,000 scholarship
- twenty-seven $1,500 scholarships
- three $1,000 scholarships
- four $750 scholarships
- one $500 scholarship
To be eligible, applicants must be children or grandchildren of regular or retired members in good standing or members who were in good standing at the time of their death. Children or grandchildren of Rand deductees are not eligible.
Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education in autumn 2020 in a full-time post-secondary program at an educational institution (including cégep) in Canada or outside Canada.
The basis of selection is the same for all scholarships. Only one scholarship will be awarded to each of the chosen candidates. Applications will be evaluated by an impartial selection panel using these factors:
- Academic achievement (most recent report card or transcript of marks).
- A comprehensive statement detailing the candidate’s leadership abilities and community service involvement, accompanied by at least 2 letters of reference (for example, student council, tutoring, coach or assistant coach, other volunteer activities).
- Essay of 750-1000 words on what unions have contributed over the past 100 years to the quality of life of people in Canada and a reflection of how this contribution will continue in the future. Essays will be judged on content, grammar, spelling, organization and presentation.
- A compelling statement by the candidate outlining future education and career goals and indicating why the candidate deserves a scholarship. This statement will be evaluated on content, grammar, spelling, organization and presentation of goals.
A complete application must include:
- A copy of an official report card or transcript of marks from the learning institution most recently attended.
- A compelling statement outlining future education and career goals and indicating why the candidate deserves a scholarship.
- A comprehensive statement detailing the candidate’s leadership abilities and community service involvement with supporting evidence, including a minimum of 2 reference letters.
- A 750-1000 word essay on what unions have contributed over the past 100 years to the quality of life of people in Canada and a reflection of how this contribution will continue in the future.
Scholarship applications must be submitted online. All applicants, successful or otherwise, will be notified by the Evaluation Committee. Awards will be applicable to the academic year commencing in September 2020.
The successful candidates will be notified by mid-September 2020. A cheque will be forwarded to the successful applicant once confirmation of enrollment in a post-secondary institution is received. Please note that the Legacy Foundation may use photos and names of recipients in promotional material.