GSU scholarship program

Have you been accepted into university or tech school?
Are you a GSU member, spouse or dependent of a GSU member? 
If your answer is YES, you are eligible to apply for a GSU scholarship.

It takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goals.

GSU is pleased to offer $2,000 scholarships to five students who demonstrate an ability and a passion to inspire positive change in their community.

The scholarship competition is open to GSU members, their spouses (even if they have previously been awarded a scholarship).

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a diploma, degree, or certificate program at a community college, university, trade school, or technical institute as a full-time student in any country.

  • There are five $2,000 scholarships available:  three are dependent scholarships and two are GSU member scholarships.
  • If there are no scholarship applications from GSU members, all five scholarships will be available to be awarded to eligible dependent applicants.
  • Dependent scholarships are available for dependent children of GSU members. Applicants for dependent scholarships must be age 25 or younger.
  • GSU member scholarships are available for GSU members and spouses of members.
  • GSU members must have a signed union card on file with the union to be eligible for GSU scholarships.
  • Students can apply every year.
  • NEW Student can receive a maximum of one scholarship per year. There is no limit to the total number of scholarships a student may receive throughout their lifetime.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is July 1.

The GSU scholarship committee will meet to determine the successful scholarship recipients and all scholarship applicants are advised of the committee’s decision shortly after it has been made.

Applicants may complete either the dependent or the member application form and return it to Grain and General Services Union with the following items:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a non-family member describing how the applicant’s participation in school, extra-curricular, and/or community activities make them a strong candidate for a GSU scholarship.
  2. A copy of a document from your training institute which confirms your registration.
  3. A two-page essay on the chosen topic for the year.

Scholarship application forms are available below or mailed directly to members upon request.  Availability of the forms will be announced on the website and in GSU’s Tuesday Members’ Memo e-newsletter. 

Related information, guidelines, and application forms: 

GSU’s First Nations University of Canada bursary

Our $2,000 bursary is open to an Aboriginal student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours at the First Nations University of Canada.

Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours (not including ENGL 90/91 and AMTH 001/002/003 classes) to a maximum of 60 credit hours in any area of study leading to a degree.

Financial need, leadership, participation and involvement in on-campus and student activities will be considered in the selection of recipient.

Deadline for application for the GSU bursary is February 28.

For more information or to apply, click here or visit the First Nations University of Canada website at

GSU’s St. Thomas Moore College
(U of S) bursary

Our $2,000 bursary is awarded annually.

The eligible student must demonstrate financial need. Preference is
given to single parents who are union members or single parents who are dependent children (age 25 or younger) of union members, of any union recognized by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour or Canadian Labour Congress.

Given to students who are completing the STM Critical Perspectives on Social Justice & the Common Good Minor.

Information on this bursary is available under the Continuing Student area of the St. Thomas Moore College scholarship and bursary web page.