Make your own path

We want to help you reach your goals. That’s why we offer scholarships to our members and their family.

The $1,500 scholarships can be used toward the cost of study at any accredited postsecondary institution in Canada.

Who can apply?

  • CLAC members, their spouse, children, and grandchildren.
  • Applicants must be attending/accepted at an accredited postsecondary institution in Canada or registered/accepted in an apprenticeship program accredited in Canada.
  • Applicants may be enrolled in either full-time or part-time studies.

If you have previously won a CLAC scholarship, you are not eligible to apply again.

Guidelines for Applicants

  • Applications are due June 15, by midnight ET.
  • Applicants must submit a 750-word essay. The question for 2023 is:

    How can unions remain relevant for a new generation of Canadian workers?
  • Applicants must submit a completed application form
  • Members who are involved in the union (i.e., steward, bargaining committee member, on a local board, etc.) will receive extra points. Union involvement will be verified by the CLAC Scholarship team.
  • Applicants must provide proof of enrolment in a postsecondary institution or a copy of their acceptance letter with their application (see FAQs for more information).

Incomplete applications will not be considered submitted until all documents have been received.

Submitting Your Application

Applications can be submitted by any one of the following four processes:

  • Hand-delivered to any CLAC member centre before the deadline and stamped with the date of receipt.
  • Emailed as an attachment to before midnight ET on June 15.
  • Mailed to:

45 Commerce Court
Cambridge, ON
N3C 4P7

Your application must be received on or before the deadline date (not postmarked on that date).

Winners will be contacted by phone by September 1, 2023.

Scholarship FAQs

Members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren can apply regardless of the year of study, as long as they are entering or attending an accredited postsecondary Canadian institution.

For new students, a copy of the acceptance letter must be submitted. Continuing students must submit the courses they plan to enrol in for the fall session. If the scholarship committee requires further proof, the winner may be asked to send a copy of proof of enrolment in early September before the scholarship cheque will be sent.

Yes, as long as it is signed and has all the supporting documents.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications past the deadline. We need to make sure we have fair and consistent rules for all our members across the country.

You will receive an automated message indicating we have received your application. If your application is not complete or we require more information, we will reach out to you.

We will contact the winners by phone by September 1, 2023.