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OPSEU/SEFPO Fred Upshaw Scholarship 2022

OPSEU/SEFPO Fred Upshaw Scholarship 2022

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Application deadline: July 30, 2022.

OPSEU/SEFPO is offering a standing scholarship to be offered annually of $1,000 in honour of Fred Upshaw, former OPSEU/SEFPO President from 1990-to 1995. It is open to dependents of Black and other racialized OPSEU/SEFPO members.

Upshaw was a registered nurse at the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital and a member of OPSEU/SEFPO, Local 331. A fervent human rights activist to the core, Upshaw championed employment equity during his time as president of the union. This annual scholarship is to commemorate Fred’s tireless advocacy on behalf of working people and social justice for all.

Who can apply?

Open to dependents of Black and other racialized OPSEU/SEFPO members in good standing who are pursuing studies in labour relations and/or social justice and human rights, at a publicly-funded, publicly-run post-secondary institution in Ontario, in the 2022/2023 school year.

Application form: Fred Upshaw Scholarship application 2022-fillable

The completed application form must be received by email at: scholarships@opseu.org by the deadline of July 30, 2022.