Hello UVAE Members,

We are happy to announce that the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees’ (UVAE) 2024 Scholarships application process is now open.

All scholarships are available for Members in Good Standing (MIGS)of the UVAE (or who at the time of their departure from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) in the same calendar year were members in good standing of the UVAE), including their spouse, their common-law spouse/partners and/or their children. However, no more than one scholarship will be awarded to the same family in a given year.

UVAE offers members in good standing in post-secondary studies or their child going to College or University or a Trade School one (1) of five (5) regional scholarships for 2024 up to a maximum expenditure of $5,000.00 in Scholarships. UVAE will also provide one (1) additional scholarship in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) sponsored by Orbit Insurance.

The completed application must be postmarked no later than Friday, August 9, 2024, by 23:59 (EST).

The application will be reviewed as a whole, however, the scholarships will be awarded primarily based on the merit of the 500 to 800–word essay according to the essay topic determined for the given year, as well as on the applicant’s grades, volunteer and extracurricular activities.

This year, UVAE’s National Executive Officers have chosen two (2) essay topics for applicants to choose one (1) from. The essay topics to choose from this year are:

  1. How can Indigenous Land Acknowledgements move beyond symbolic gestures to create meaningful and lasting impact for Indigenous communities?
  • In a digitally connected era, what strategies can the Canadian labour movement adopt to enhance member engagement and increase union density?

In Solidarity,

Toufic El-Daher, National President