The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) will make an annual contribution to recognize students who are interested in advancing the rights of organized labour. The award will be valued at $2,500 each year for a three year term to offer the UMFA Scholarship for the Advancement of Labour Rights.Beginning in 2019-2020 and ending in 2021-2022, one scholarship will be offered each year to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is enrolled part-time or full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any year of study in any faculty, college, or school at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5; and
(3) is interested in advancing the rights of organized labour in Manitoba, Canada, and internationally.
In order to demonstrate how they meet criterion (3), candidates are required to submit to the Financial Aid and Awards office an essay, maximum 2,500 words, which includes (a) the student’s area of study, and (b) the importance of advancing labour rights in the province of Manitoba, Canada, and internationally. Adherence to normal academic standards, including those regarding plagiarism, is expected.
If in any given year the selection committee decides that there are no suitable applications, the scholarship will be extended by one year.
Recipients may be invited to publish the essay on UMFA’s website, newsletter, or in other public formats, but this will be done only with the permission of the author.
The Director of Financial Aid & Awards (or designate) will name the selection committee of the award, which will include the Coordinator of the Labour Studies program (or designate) and the Executive Director of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (or designate).
Over the past two years the University of Manitoba Faculty Association has thrice sought remedy for violations of the Manitoba Labour Relations Act with the Manitoba Labour Board. Several of those violations resulted in orders from the Board that fines be paid to the Association. UMFA now offers those funds to students of all disciplines who are interested in advancing the rights of organized labour in Manitoba, Canada, and internationally.
For more information, and to apply, visit: http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/media/UMFA_Scholarship_for_the_Advancement_of_Labour_Rights_1920.pdf
Deadline is November 15.