No. There are two phases to the selection process. In phase I, the applications submitted are reviewed by the Trustees of the LiUNA Local 527 Scholarship Fund to determine the eligibility of the member. If the member is determined eligible, the application will proceed to Phase II where it will be evaluated by an Independent Selection Committee comprised of community leaders.
A member must be working under a collective agreement requiring the Employer to make contributions to the Scholarship Fund and must have accumulated a minimum of 500 hours in a 12 month period commencing January lst of the previous year of the Awards; A member must also be in good standing with the union during the selection and awards process and during the accumulation of the above hours.
An application form must be completed to be considered for a Bursary. Where the Scholarship award is based on the upcoming school year, the Bursary is based on the previous academic school year. Another criteria for applicants to be considered for a Bursary is: They must provide proof of successfully completing the previous year’s college or university year with a minimum average of 65%; for applicants that submitted a Scholarship application the previous year and was not selected for a Scholarship Award that year, they may qualify for a $500.00 Bursary by submitting the application and proof of successfully completing the previous academic year.
An information letter explaining the eligibility and selection process together with the application forms will be mailed to each member and will be made available on the website in April/May of each year under the Scholarship Fund Forms Page