Scholarships

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 post-secondary institution in Canada.

Applicants must submit a 750 word essay on the following topic:

The growth in self-employment, involuntary part-time work, and temporary work, such as casual, on call, and contract employment are worrisome trends that have raised the level of vulnerability and insecurity for many Canadian workers. What role should modern unions play in advocating for the rights of workers in this new world of work?

Download the application form.


Who can apply?

  • CLAC members, their spouse, children, and grandchildren.   
  • Applicants must be attending/accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada or registered/accepted in an apprenticeship program (provided the post-secondary program is 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 30 by midnight ET.
  • Applicants must submit a 750 word essay on the following topic:  

    The growth in self-employment, involuntary part-time work, and temporary work, such as casual, on call, and contract employment are worrisome trends that have raised the level of vulnerability and insecurity for many Canadian workers. What role should modern unions play in advocating for the rights of workers in this new world of work?

  • Applicants must submit a completed application form. The application form requires a CLAC representative’s signature—this must be included on your application or it will be considered incomplete. A representative’s signature verifies that you (or your family member) are a union member in good standing (see FAQs for more information). 
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their (or their family member’s) union membership card with their application (see FAQs for more information). 
  • Members who are involved in the union will receive extra points. If you claim any union involvement (i.e., steward, bargaining committee member, on a local board, etc.) you are required to submit a brief letter from your CLAC representative with your application. This letter will outline the extent of your (or your family member’s) involvement (role, length of service, etc.). 
  • Applicants must provide proof of enrolment in a post-secondary institution 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 three processes:

  • Hand-delivered to any CLAC member centre before the deadline and stamped with the date of receipt. 
  • Emailed as an attachment to headoffice@clac.ca before midnight EST on June 30. 
  • Couriered or 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).

  • Faxed to 519-653-3004 before midnight ET on June 30.

If the deadline (June 30) falls on a weekend, we will accept applications that are faxed or emailed over the weekend as long as they are received on or before midnight EST of the Sunday.

Winners will be announced by September 1.