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, scholarships are awarded to ten students who have been accepted for full time post-secondary study.
Since the first Josie Gould Scholarships were awarded in 2002, the UNW has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships.
There are up 10 scholarships available in the amount of $3,000.00 dollars each for students enrolled in full-time study.
2 of the 10 scholarships are reserved for successful candidates who have never attended post-secondary education (be sure to fill out this part of the application form if you wish to be considered for one of those)
Scholarships are open to UNW members in good standing as of June 30, 2022, as well as current, retired and deceased members’ spouses and relatives whose permanent place of residence is Canada
The definition of a relative is: a spouse, 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).
Completed applications (along with the 3-page essay and photo) must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
2022 essay topic:
- A number of countries have experimented with Universal Basic Income, sometimes known as Minimum Income. Discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of universal basic income plans.
Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2022.
Please see the application form below for full instructions and eligibility requirements.