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The Karen Millar Memorial Scholarship

The Karen Millar Memorial Scholarship

OPSEU Scholarship
OPSEU Scholarship
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This standing annual scholarship of $1000 was created in 2020 in honour of Karen Millar, Local 448. Karen was a valued and respected Residential Counsellor at a Kemptville group home operated by Pathways to Independence, and was the victim of a homicide in her workplace. The application deadline is November 9, 2020

Who can apply?

This scholarship is open to dependents of any OPSEU member in good standing. The applicant must be currently enrolled in a Social Services program at a Canadian college or university.

How to apply

The following submission together with your completed application form must be received by OPSEU by email on or before the application deadline (see application form for submission details).

All of the following items must be submitted with your application and received by OPSEU by email or mail on or before the application deadline (see application form for mailing and email addresses):

  • The application form, completed fully. Once the fillable application is opened, click on “view” and then select “edit document” to fill out and return by the application deadline.
  • A personal statement about why you have chosen to pursue studies in social services, and what your future goals are as a result of your studies.
  • Respond to the following question. Your response may be a 1,500 word essay, or a photo series, short video, poem, audio file, or visual art piece:
    What is a health and safety obstacle that you have witnessed in a workplace or educational setting? How was it addressed and/or overcome? And how could such obstacles be prevented in the future?