Students finishing high school or CEGEP this spring, as well as those already enrolled at post-secondary institutions, are always looking for ways to help ease the bite of tuition costs. Here is a small collection of scholarship opportunities for Guild members and their children:
The Canadian Media Guild’s parent union, CWA/SCA Canada, has announced the creation of the John Belcarz and Dan Zeidler Memorial Scholarships. The awards commemorate the lives and achievements of two long-time union activists.
These two scholarships have a value of $1,000 each and are payable to students entering or already enrolled in full-time post-secondary education or training. There are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline.
For more information about the scholarships, as well as an application package, please click here. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.
The CMG is also continuing to offer the Ron Pambrun Scholarship Award. This scholarship has a value of $1,000 and is renewable for up to three additional years (for a total of $4,000). Applications must be entering or already enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited institution.
For a fuller description and an application package, please click here. The deadline is June 18, 2010.
The Communications Workers of America offers the Joe Beirne Foundation’s annual scholarships. For 2010-2011 fifteen scholarships of $3,000 (US) will be offered, renewable for a second year. Eligibility requirements are generally the same as those for the CMG and CWA/SCA Canada scholarships.
For more information, click here. The deadline is March 31, 2010.
And for students who have completed or are completing their studies in journalism, CMG and CWA/SCA Canada are participating in the launch of a new journalism fellowship being launched by Canwest Publishing. The Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism has been set up to recognize a new journalist who combines a passion for writing with an interest in current events. It consists of an award of up to $10,000 to fund a special news project, as well as a year’s paid internship, with six months spent at the Calgary Herald and six months at the Canwest News Service in Ottawa.
Michelle Lang was on assignment for the Calgary Herald in Afghanistan when she was killed by a roadside bomb in December 2009.
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