The Government Services Union offers three bursaries to dependents of GSU members attending post-secondary educational institutions: The A.F. Wood Bursary, the Jim Williams Bursary and the Bonnie Robichaud Bursary. The bursaries are worth $1,000.00 each.
Government Services Union also offers one bursary to a GSU member in good standing attending part-time or full-time post-secondary education, the Bob Haywood Memorial Bursary. The bursary is worth $1,000.00.
If you have already been selected a recipient, you cannot re-apply for a bursary.
The A. F. Wood Bursary is named after former member Art Wood who served as the Executive Secretary for the Component from 1970 up until he passed away in 1982. Art made enormous contributions especially in the area of education for the membership and we are very proud to see a student bursary named in his honour.
The Jim Williams Bursary is to honour Brother Williams who passed away on November 6, 2001. Jim’s working life was proof of his dedication to the labour movement. In 1977, Brother Williams joined the PSAC where he held the positions of Shop Steward, GLT Strike Captain, and President of UPWE Local 90011 before his election as Regional Vice-president in 1993. He held this position until the Merger Convention in 1999 where he was again elected as RVP Atlantic.
The Bonnie Robichaud Bursary is named after a woman who won a landmark sexual harassment case in the Supreme Court while serving in many positions in her Local. Sister Robichaud has received numerous awards from the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Woman of Distinction Award from the YWCA; Award of Merit from the PSAC, and a Certificate of Appreciation for her contribution to the PSAC’s Women Program. Sister Robichaud is presently writing a book.
The Bob Haywood Bursary is to honour Brother Bob Haywood who passed away on January 14, 2018. Brother Haywood was the Advisor to the GSU National President. He will always be remembered as an integral part of GSU, a fierce trade unionist and a friend to many.