Scholarships & Awards

CUPE BC offers the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship to CUPE members, their spouses or their children at a level of four scholarships of $500.00 each.

Here is the 2023 information:

Online Applications Open | Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Scholarship | Aug 11

CUPE BC is now inviting applications online for the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Scholarship.   Scholarships are awarded on both a competitive and lottery basis based on the following criteria:

1. Parent, Guardian or Spouse of Applicant, or the Applicant her/himself must be a member in good standing of a CUPE Local affiliated to CUPE BC at the time of application.

2. Applicant must have completed Grade 12 in the current or previous calendar year.

3. Applicant must be entering the first year of a recognized public post-secondary institution in BC. A copy of the acceptance letter from the admitting institution must be supplied.

4. Applicant must complete an online application form supported by copies of the Senior Secondary Statement Transcript and letter(s) of reference from the school principal or counsellor.

Online Application Form: Click here

Application Deadline: August 11, 2023 (end of day)


For current information please check the CUPE BC website.


The Gary Campbell Award was established in the name the late Brother Gary Campbell designed to assist our members to register for courses (academic or non-academic) that will broaden their horizons and improve their quality of life. The Fund is administered by the Executive Board of CUPE Local 23. There are five (5) awards for up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) per calendar year available at the discretion of the Executive Board of CUPE Local 23.

Gary Campbell Award

Gary Campbell Award application


The Ethel Lau Scholarship was established in 2001 and is issued on behalf of the Burnaby Civic Employees’ Union. It honours the memory of Ethel Lau, a past union activist and recognizes her service of over 20 years. It is an annual scholarship awarded every spring. The Fund is administered by the Executive Board of CUPE Local 23. The Fund has been established for the exclusive purpose of awarding non-repayable educational scholarships to qualified recipients who are continuing their education. There are seven (7) one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) scholarships awarded annually at the discretion of the Executive Board of CUPE Local 23.

Application information is posted in the spring of every year and the application deadline is usually in early June. Check back to this page at that time.

This award is for members or their children for post-secondary, undergraduate studies. READ THE FULL 2023 CRITERIA AND APPLICATION PROCESS HERE.