Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship
Sister Josie Gould was one of the original members of the Union of Northern Workers. Her untiring efforts had profound effects on union members who knew her over the years.
Because of her staunch commitment to the UNW, and because of her devotion to helping youth, the Josie Gould Scholarship was created upon her retirement.
After her death in 2008, the scholarship was renamed the "Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship."
Today, in her name, financial assistance ($3,000 and $1,000) for post-secondary education is awarded every year to eight full time and six part time students who understand the importance of the labour movement.
Scholarships are open to UNW members (in good standing as of June 30th of the current year); current, retired and deceased members' relatives whose permanent place of residence is Canada. The definition of a relative is: a spouse of the same or opposite sex, parent, child, including a step-child or foster child, or grandchild. No applicant will be awarded a scholarship in two (2) consecutive years.
Please see also UNW Regulation I.3.(f).
Since the first Josie Gould Scholarships were awarded in 2002, the UNW has awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarships.
For more information about Josie Gould, you can download the brochure.
2019 Essay topic - What are specific challenges youth workers face, and what can be done to overcome these challenges?
2019 Scholarship Application
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Scholarship!
You can click on the name of each recipient to read their essay, on the topic of Why do you think it is necessary at times for unions to take strike action? What impact does it have on the employer, the union and the members?
Please see the biographies of our winners!
2017: Annalise Couturier, Maya Fernandez, Laura Giovantto, Kathleen Glowach, Harold Ethan Hartley, Curtis Herritt, Amy Lam, Alex Lynch, Jade Riordan, Kateryna Stazuk
2016: Amy Badgley, Emily Muth, Danna Webster, Catriona Profit, Megan Fraser, Connor Goudreau, Geraldine Hunter, Marissa Gartner, Danielle Patzer, Sasha Watson
2015: Denise Bailey, Stephen Giovanetto, Trudy Nelner, Jessica Penney, Jade Riordan, Jasmine Maya St. John, Ariane Vincent, Kelsey Wick, Tammy Soanes-White, Jennifer McInnis-Wharton
2014: Kristine McLeod, Kristy Ollerhead, Rebecca Robertson, Rene O'Reilly, Craig Ferguson, Arran Ferguson, Emily Joy MacKinnon, Sally Card, Andrew Hewitt, Hannah Bond
2013: Jill Alain, Tess Alain, Allison Andrews, Paulina Brooks, Clement-Eric Demers, Gregory Huvenaars, Adam Lkusta, Morgan Moffitt, Emily Muth, Kelsey Wick
2012: Jenny Aitken, Brandon Beaton, Liam Coady, Katie-Lynn Kimble, Margaret Lovely, Emily Joy MacKinnon, Bryana Matthews, Kurt Payne, Veronica Speers, Kathleen White
2011: David Buchanan, Alexandra Budgell, Leanna Cazon, Sarah Daitch, Margaret Lovely, Elizabeth Purchase, Veronica Speers, Justine Volk, Megan Welsh, Colten Yee
2010: Christina Boggis, Jessi Casebeer, Jeff Corey, Aston Debogorski, Bradley Hussey, James Mackenzie, Louise McLeod, Andrea McMullen, Melanie Morse, Amanda White