Not only do we understand the importance of educating our members themselves, we also believe in the role of education within the community. More specifically, we offer a number of scholarships to help dependents of our members’ families pursue further education.


2024 Scholarships are now open!

2023 Scholarship Award Recipients – Click here

Subject to conditions outlined in Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this policy, there shall be twenty-three (23) scholarships awarded each year as follows:

Nine (9) Regional Scholarships each valued at $500

Ten (10) At-Large Scholarships each valued at $500

One (1) Emmanual Strickland Scholarship valued at $1,000

One (1) Max Dyke Scholarship valued at $1,000

One (1) William Browne Scholarship valued at $1,000

One (1) Paul Foley Scholarship valued at $1,000

Selection to be made by NAPE’s Education Committee subject to the approval of the Board of Directors/Executive Committee.

Selection to be based on the following:

(a) Open to all students entering their first year of a Canadian post-secondary educational institution, full time, in the scholarship year.

(b) Scholarships shall be awarded only on application.

(c) Parent(s)/guardian(s) must be a member in good standing of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees.

(i) For the purpose of this section, parent(s)/ guardian(s) means and includes deceased, retired, disabled due to injury or illness, laid off subject to retention of seniority as per Collective Agreement.

(ii) Subject to section (d) (i), any other employee who may incur a status or employment change through no fault of their own, i.e. reclassification to exclude them, etc. It is further understood that those employees will maintain their eligibility for scholarship benefits under this section to the end of the year in which the status change occurred.

(d) Proof of attendance at post-secondary must be submitted before scholarship is awarded.

(e) Applications for scholarships will be considered provided such application is received prior to July 15th of each year.

(f) In any year if a Regional Scholarship is not awarded due to lack of applications, then it will be awarded at large.

(g) For the nine (9) Regional Scholarships and ten (10) At-Large Scholarships each valued at $500, applicants must answer a multiple choice/true false Union base quiz.

(h) Each Memorial Scholarship – Emmanuel Strickland, Max Dyke, William Browne, and Paul Foley valued each at $1,000, applicants who wish to apply for these scholarships will be required to provide a 750-1,500 word essay; the topic of which will be determined by NAPE’s Education Committee prior to the call for applications.  In the event that applicants who have applied for either of the Memorial Scholarships are not successful, they will automatically be entered for one of the Regional Scholarships or At-Large Scholarships.


Regional and At Large Scholarship Application form – CLICK HERE

Max Dyke Scholarship Application Form – CLICK HERE

William Browne Scholarship Application Form – CLICK HERE

Emmanuel Strickland Scholarship Application Form – CLICK HERE

Paul Foley Scholarship Application Form – CLICK HERE



NUPGE Scholarships

Online applications for the National Union 2024 Scholarships are now available.  The webpage outlines the unique entry requirements for each of NUPGE’s scholarships.

NEW DEADLINE: August 1 at 5 pm (EDT).


FAQ here:

Apply here:

Please note that some criteria for scholarships have changed.  The qualifications required for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students have been modified.  As well, all scholarships are now open to students with a full or part-time course of study leading to a diploma or degree.  The part-time course load option has been added as a result of a constitutional resolution.

The deadline for applications is Friday, July 7, 2023 at 9 pm EDT at which time the portal will close.

Entrants may apply to any or all scholarships that they are eligible for but only one award may be received.  Due to the eligibility rules for the Young Worker Scholarships, applicants may re-apply providing they have not previously won this scholarship, they are still in school, and are under the age of 31.

All scholarships come with an award of $2,500 and there are a total of 9 annual scholarships as follows:

  • Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Black Students
  • Scholarship for Indigenous Students
  • Scholarship for 2SLGBTQIA+ Students
  • Scholarship for Students of Colour
  • Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship
  • Tommy Douglas Scholarship
  • Young Worker Scholarship (2 awarded)