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OPSEU Global Solidarity Scholarship

OPSEU Global Solidarity Scholarship

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Application deadline: June 15, 2021

OPSEU/SEFPO offers ten scholarships annually of $1,000 each to support our goals of social justice and global solidarity.

OPSEU/SEFPO has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority in our work towards a healthier international community by adopting the Live and Let Live Fund as part of our responsibility as a trade union.

HIV/AIDS activism and international worker solidarity across borders are the foundation of the OPSEU/SEFPO scholarships. We will ask our applicants to tell us about them in essay format, along with a summary of their personal involvement in helping to build our communities.

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.

At least five of the 10 scholarships will be awarded to students who identify as representing equity-seeking groups: racialized workers, Indigenous workers, workers with disabilities; TBLGIAPQQ2S (trans, bi-sexual, lesbian, gay, intersex, asexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, and two-spirited) workers, francophone workers and women workers.  Applicants should acknowledge their eligibility for this equity qualification on their application form, if applicable.

How to apply:

The following items must be submitted with your application, and received by OPSEU/SEFPO by email or mail on or before the application deadline date (see application form for email and mailing addresses):

  • This application form, completed fully. Once the application form is open, click on view and then select “edit document” to fill out application and return by the application deadline. 
  • Respond to ONE of the following questions. Your response may be a 1500 word essay, or a photo series, short video, poem, audio file, or visual art piece responding to one of the following questions:
  1. Why is HIV/AIDS an issue for all people and how can you contribute to making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS?
  2. Why is worker solidarity across borders so important?
  • Summary of your recent community, union, or other volunteer work, which helps to build healthy communities in Ontario