We invite applications for two scholarships in memory of Lois Hill, a long-time CUPE activist and former president of Local 778.

These scholarships are worth $500 each and they are open to Aboriginal members, or the children of Aboriginal members of CUPE Ontario, to undertake a course of post-secondary studies for the 2016/17 academic year.

To qualify, an applicant must be accepted into a program of study at a public or union-based institute of post-secondary education. Academic merit, or the equivalence in career experience, are the principles governing the selection of successful candidates.

Applicants should write a letter to CUPE Ontario outlining their academic qualifications and their career experience, and indicate why they should be accepted for a scholarship. The particular course of study and education institution must also be stated in the letter. Applications should be received at CUPE Ontario no later than November 25, 2016.

The CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council will select the successful candidates. Applicants will be informed of the Council’s decision in mid November.

Please send letters of application to:

Lois Hill Scholarships c/o Sue Jeffrey

80 Commerce Valley Drive E, Suite 1

Markham, ON L3T 0B2

LOIS HILL SCHOLARSHIPS - Sister Lois was a long-time CUPE activist and president of CUPE Local 778. The two external scholarships named in Lois’ honour are worth $500 each and are open to Aboriginal members, or the children of Aboriginal members of CUPE, to undertake a course of post-secondary studies for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must be accepted into a program of study at a public or union-based institute of post-secondary education.