Curt Bishop Scholarship Fund

Curt Bishop Scholarship Fund

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People takin a class and the Education/Formation des Membres logo

Application deadline: August 4, 2021

OPSEU/SEFPO offers an annual scholarship up to $1,000, in part or whole, in the memory of Curt Bishop, a long-time union health and safety activist who passed away on June 30, 2008.

As a member of the Corrections Division, Local 678 (Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre), Curt understood that improvements in workplace health and safety come only through worker action and effort.  For more than two decades, Curt dedicated himself at both the local and provincial levels to the struggles of OPSEU/SEFPO members to achieve safer and healthier workplaces.

Who can apply:

This scholarship is open to dependents of OPSEU/SEFPO members in good standing who are studying at a publicly-funded, publicly-run post-secondary institution in Ontario.

How to apply:

The following items must be submitted with your application and received by OPSEU/SEFPO on or before August 4, 2021. Applications received after August 4, 2021 will not be considered.

  • This application form, completed fully, by opening the fillable document, clicking on view, and then selecting “edit document” to fill out the application and return it by the deadline.
  • 1,500-word essay or a photo series, short video, poem, audio file, or visual art piece. responding to the following question:

“Why is worker activism and union involvement important to make meaningful health and safety improvements in a workplace?”

  • A brief resume indicating your recent community, union, or other volunteer work, which helps to build awareness of workplace, community, or environmental health and safety

Curt Bishop Scholarship application 2021 (fillable)