Due to COVID-19, the Society of United Professionals’ annual scholarship application will be delayed and published in the fall. This change was necessary due to COVID-19 as many students have yet to decide their academic intentions for the coming year and would require administrative support from their institution of choice that may not be available at this time.
The Society’s scholarship program supports children and grandchildren of Society members and pensioners. The more than 30 annual winners receive $1,500 or $1,000 to help with the cost of an education that will advance the student’s career goals and contribute to their efforts to improve society as a whole.
Applicants are scored based on their current volunteer work, a personal statement describing the applicant's interest in impacting their community or broader society, their academic transcripts, as well as a short essay on the Canadian labour movement. Qualified applicants' submissions are assessed by a committee after applicants names had been removed to ensure objectivity.
Once the application period is opened, students will have 30 days to apply online.