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Bursary opportunities

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AUPE maintains a Members' Education Assistance Fund, which is the responsibility of the Education Sub-Committee of the Members’ Benefits Committee.

Part-time bursaries

To be considered, you must be:

  • attending part-time studies as defined by the educational institution.
  • an AUPE member with one consecutive year of service at the date of application.
  • taking an accredited course that could be used toward a degree, diploma, or certificate
  • past member who enrolls part-time in an educational institution within the first twelve (12) months of job elimination through layoff or abolishment.

How to apply: Fill out and submit this application by Friday, July 15, 2022

Full-time bursaries

Bursary Type I (based on financial need)

To be considered, you must be:

  • attending full-time studies as defined by the institution.
  • members of AUPE with two (2) consecutive years service at the application deadline date and/or their spouse, and/or their financial dependents; and/or dependents of retired or deceased members for a period of one year.
  • there is no age limit for members, but dependents of members must be under 25 years of age at the time of the application deadline date.
  • past members who enroll full-time within the first year of job elimination

AUPE Local donations will be distributed as per the Type 1 Bursary guidelines.

How to apply:  Fill out and submit this application by Friday, July 15, 2022

Scholarship opportunities

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Two (2) Brent Gawne Memorial Scholarships, $2,500

One $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a high school student entering their first year of post-secondary studies, and another $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a post-secondary student.

To be considered, you must be:

  • attending full-time studies as defined by the institution.
  • a member of AUPE with two (2) consecutive years’ service at the time of application deadline date, and or their spouse or financial dependents; and or  dependents of retired or deceased members for a period of one year.
  • there is no age limit for members, but dependents of members applying must be under 25 years of age at the time of the application deadline date.
  • past members who enroll full-time within the first year of job elimination.

How to apply:  Fill out and submit this application and your completed essay (topic included in application) by Friday, July 15, 2022

2021 Brent Gawne Memorial Scholarship winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Brent Gawne Memorial Scholarships:

High School Winner: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta by Benjamin Stadel

Post-Secondary Winner: Opportunity in Crisis: COVID-19 and Labour in Alberta by Brayden Hammond

Institution-based bursaries

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Please note that the following information is separate from the Full-Time and Part-Time AUPE Bursary Applications discussed above.

Background: AUPE and Alberta Advanced Education established endowment funds jointly in 1986/87. These endowment funds are administered by the educational institutions on behalf of AUPE. Application forms are available at the educational institutions and completed applications must be returned to the institution. Please note the deadline date varies by institution.

AUPE members and/or their dependents can apply for the institution-based AUPE Bursary if they are attending one of the following post-secondary institutions.  Please click on institution’s name below for further information, including deadlines.

Eligible Institutions

Universities

Technical Institutes

  • NAIT – 780-491-3056
  • SAIT – 1-877-284-7248

Colleges