PSAC congratulates all the people who have won one of this year’s scholarships and are on their way to building a strong and vibrant union succession.
Winners were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by members and their families. Scholarships are awarded based on performance. Each person was required to submit a 750-850 word essay, video, infographic, song, or other creation on a current work topic. This year, the candidates shared their thoughts on the systemic inequalities that the pandemic has exposed.
The scholarship program will be restarted in mid-April 2023 with a new application form and new guidelines.
Here are this year’s winners:
Clara Barrette – $4,000, PSAC-EGR
Clara lives in Montreal and her mother, Nadine Bergeron, is a member of Agriculture Union Local 10080.
Renée Humphrey – $4,000, PSAC-Coughlin
Renée is from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and her mother, Kimberly Humphrey, is a member of Local 60260 of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union.
Zoe Phillips – $3,000, PSAC-LGA
Zoe is from Kingston, Ontario and her mother, Lisa Phillips, is a member of Local 11 of the Union of Taxation Employees.
Mary Cairns – $3,000, PSAC-LGA
Mary is from Yellowknife and her mother, Karla Cairns, is a member of the Union of National Employees Local X0304.
Jessie Yang – $3,000, PSAC-Coughlin
Jessie is from Ottawa and her mother, Yanrong Xu, is a member of the Union of Taxation Employees Local 70010.
Samuel Shen – $3,000, PSAC-Coughlin
Samuel lives in Edmonton and his father, Shengwen Shen, is a member of Agriculture Union Local 30047.
Meadow Mothus – $2,000, JR (Joe) Power
Meadow lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and her father, Jeremy Mothus, is a member of Local 20147 of the Union of Health and Environment Workers.
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Samuel Challen – $2,000
Samuel lives in Dundas, Ontario and is a member of the Union of National Employees Local 221.
Kim Tenhunen – $2,000
A native of Sooke, BC, Kim is a member of the Union of Health and Environment Workers Local 20076.
A native of Verdun, Quebec, Christopher is a member of Local 10511 of the Union of National Defense Employees.
Scarlett McAllister – $1,000
Scarlett is from Fredericton, New Brunswick and is a member of Directly Chartered Local 60702.
Michelle Wilson – $1,000
Michelle is from Victoria, BC and is a member of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees Local 20030.
Amy Lanning – $1,000, Atlantic
Amy is from Moncton and her mother, Nicole Lanning, is a member of Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Local 60603.
Emma Rose – $1,000, Atlantic
Emma lives in Moncton and her father, Andrew Rose, is a member of Directly Chartered Local 60702.
Note: This year the jury decided to award two scholarships to individuals from the Atlantic as only one application from the North met the eligibility criteria and the jury recommended that this individual be awarded a national scholarship.
Juliette Trottier – $1,000, Quebec
Juliette is from La Baie, Quebec, and her mother, Marie-Claude Gagné, is a member of Local 10004 of the Union of Taxation Employees.
Brendan Varghese – $1,000, National Capital Region
Brendan is from Nobleton, Ontario and his father, Santhosh Varghese, is a member of the National Defense Employees Union Local 70654.
Makayla Windross – $1,000, Ontario
Makayla is from Pickering, Ontario, and her father, André Windross, is a member of Local 638 of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union.
Anikka Lalo – $1,000, Prairie
Anikka lives in Winnipeg and her mother, Nanette Lalo, is a member of the Union of Taxation Employees Local 50021.
Laurel Bossert – $1,000, British Columbia
Laurel is from Kamloops, British Columbia, and her mother, Corene Jensen, is a member of Local 20914 of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union.