Darlene McNeil Memorial Bursary

The Nova Scotia Union of Public & Private Employees (NSUPE) will award six bursaries of $1,000 each. This year’s bursaries will be awarded in memory of Darlene McNeil, who was a valued member of NSUPE. Bursaries will be awarded based on a random draw that will take place at NSUPE’s Executive Council meeting on November 12, 2020. The deadline to submit an application is November 4, 2020.

To be eligible, applicants must be a NSUPE member in-good-standing or the spouse or dependent of a NSUPE member in-good-standing. There may only be one winner per each NSUPE member.

Click here to download the Darlene McNeil Memorial Bursary Application – application period is now closed

Note that essays are not required to be submitted with the application form. Essays are only required from successful applicants. Please contact Melissa Morse, NSUPE Admin Assistant, at admin@nsupe.ca if you have any questions.

About Darlene McNeil

Darlene McNeil was a dedicated NSUPE Local 20 member for many years who participated at the Local, Executive Council, and Council Committee levels. She had a strong commitment to NSUPE and its members. Darlene believed in the importance of unity and was a staunch defender of solidarity. She participated freely and often in rallies, parades, and protests to promote unionism and advance NSUPE’s position in our communities, which often included PEI and Digby.

She was an ardent participant at fellowship events, at the CCU level, and during the Canadian Blood Services strike in PEI. At NSUPE’s Convention in 2017, Darlene was named a Life Member of NSUPE for her years of hard work and commitment to the labour movement. We are honoured to distribute this year’s bursaries in her memory and continue supporting NSUPE members and their families.