Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BCGEU Scholarships

Important: Please read this section before starting 
your application.
Applicants must be:
  • A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or 
  • staff[1], and
  • A current or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, 
  • registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution[2] in 2018.
In addition to personal information and details of your education plan, you will be asked to 
answer an essay question. We recommend that you prepare your answer and return to this 
online application. You can prepare your 450 to 500 word answer and then cut and paste 
it into the application. Applicants with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may submit their 
answer to the essay question as a audio or video file to
The essay question is:
British Columbia has a long history of protest and activism that has shaped our
 province. What lessons, if any, can today’s trade unions learn from this history? 
How important is protest and activism to making change possible? Use a historical 
or contemporary example of social movements, protest and activism that you f
ind inspiring to consider these questions.

We encourage you to base your answer on an interview with a BCGEU member,
 personal experience or original research. 
The deadline for submitting your applications is at midnight on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

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