Unifor National and Local 506 Bursary & Scholarships

Unifor 506 Newsletter – December 2023 Edition
December 15, 2023
Unifor 506 Newsletter – April 2024 Edition
April 30, 2024

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to the children of Unifor Local 506 members.

Sponsored by Unifor Local 506:

Unifor Local 506 is now accepting applications for the 2024 bursary and scholarship awards. An additional scholarship was added in 2023 and all awards are worth $1,200.00.

  • Women in Leadership Bursary (open to all genders)
  • Day of Remembrance Scholarship
  • Truth & Reconciliation Scholarship

Click on the links below to download the application forms. Completed application forms can be submitted by email to unionoffice@unifor506.ca; faxed to 506-634-8110 or by mail to Unifor Local 506, 1655 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, NB E2M 3Y2.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2024.

Women in Leadership Bursary Application Form

Day of Remembrance Scholarship Application Form

Truth & Reconciliation Scholarship Application Form

Bourse d’études Jour du Souvenir

Bourse d’études Vérité et Réconciliation

Bourse d’études Helen E. Allain


Sponsored by Unifor National Office:

Applications for Unifor National scholarships must be submitted online. 

The submission links are now open: https://www.unifor.org/resources/education/scholarships

Unifor recognizes that the costs associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working-class families.  To assist in making education more accessible, Unifor has established 28 scholarships of $2,000.00 each.  Five of these scholarships are administered by the Quebec Council with a separate application form (see www.uniforquebec.org).  Residents of Quebec must apply using that application process.

The scholarships are awarded to children of Unifor members in good standing.  Students must be entering their FIRST YEAR of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN CANADA.  One of these scholarships will also be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority.  These are entrance Scholarships only and are not renewable for students entering subsequent years of study. A more detailed description of eligibility criteria and the application process can be downloaded below.

A selection committee composed of Unifor National Staff and Local Union Discussion Leaders evaluates scholarship applications. The selection committee reviews hundreds of applications annually and considers many factors when evaluating applications including academic achievement, responses to essay questions, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice through extracurricular activities and volunteerism. In addition, the selection committee ensures that scholarship awards are distributed to best reflect the regional, sectoral, and membership diversity of Unifor.

2024 Scholarship Application Important Dates

March 26: Online scholarship application period opens

June 14: Application period closes

July 28: Scholarship recipients announced

Using the Online Application

Your application must be submitted using the online application form NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2024.

Click on the appropriate link below to complete your online application. Please ensure that you have READ THE INSTRUCTIONS carefully, and have the following documents ready on your device for upload with your application.

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Current Transcript/Record of Marks
  3. Essay Question Answers
  4. Local Union Officer Form

PLEASE NOTE: Any applications missing any of the required documents, will result in an error message and cannot be submitted. Please ensure you have all documents available before submitting.

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Local Unifor Officer Form

Details about eligibility and the full application procedure are contained in the following document:

Scholarship Application Package


Email scholarships@unifor.org