Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship

Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship                   

Sister Josie Gould was one of the original members of the Union of Northern Workers.  Her untiring efforts had profound effects on union members who knew her over the years.  

Because of her staunch commitment to the UNW, and because of her devotion to helping youth, the Josie Gould Scholarship was created upon her retirement.  After her death in 2008, the scholarship was renamed the "Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship."  

Today, in her name, financial assistance for post secondary education is awarded yearly to 10 students who understand the importance of the labour movement.

For more information about Josie Gould, you can download the brochure.

About the Scholarship

The UNW awards ten $3,000 scholarships every year. 

Scholarships are open to UNW members (in good standing as of June 30th of the current year); current, retired and deceased members' spouses, and relatives whose permanent place of residence is Canada, and who have been accepted for full time post secondary study.  The definition of a relative is: a spouse of the same or opposite sex, parent, child, including a step-child or foster child, or grandchild.  No applicant will be awarded a scholarship in two (2) consecutive years.

See also UNW Regulation I.3.(f)

2016 Scholarship

The 2016 Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship is now closed. 

The topic for the 2016 essay was:

What is Social Justice, and how can the UNW best use its resources to support Social Justice programs here locally, nationally, and abroad?

Please see the winners of the 2016 scholarship here.

Past Winners/Recipients

2015: Denise Bailey, Stephen Giovanetto, Trudy Nelner, Jessica Penney, Jade Riordan, Jasmine Maya St. John, Ariane Vincent, Kelsey Wick, Tammy Soanes-White, Jennifer McInnis-Wharton

2014: Kristine McLeod, Kristy Ollerhead, Rebecca Robertson, Rene O'Reilly, Craig Ferguson, Arran Ferguson, Emily Joy MacKinnon, Sally Card, Andrew Hewitt, Hannah Bond

2013: Jill Alain, Tess Alain, Allison Andrews, Paulina Brooks, Clement-Eric Demers, Gregory Huvenaars, Adam Lkusta, Morgan Moffitt, Emily Muth, Kelsey Wick

2012: Jenny Aitken, Brandon Beaton, Liam Coady, Katie-Lynn Kimble, Margaret Lovely, Emily Joy MacKinnon, Bryana Matthews, Kurt Payne, Veronica Speers, Kathleen White

2011: David Buchanan, Alexandra Budgell, Leanna Cazon, Sara Daitch, Margaret Lovely, Elizabeth Purchase, Veronica Speers, Justine Volk, Megan Welsh, Colten Yee

2010: Christine Boggis, Jessi Casebeer, Jeff Corey, Aston Debogorski, Bradley Hussey, James Mackenzie, Louise McLeod, Andrea McMullen, Melanie Morse, Amanda White

2017 Scholarship

Please stay tuned for information about the 2017 Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship.