Ross McKay 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 Ross MacKay, who was a valued member of NSUPE. Bursaries will be awarded based on a random draw that will take place on November 8, 2018. The deadline to submit an application is November 2, 2018.

To be eligible for a bursary, applicants must be a NSUPE member or the spouse or dependent of a NSUPE member. There may only be one winner per each NSUPE member.

Prior to receiving a bursary, winners will be required to:

  • Provide proof of current full-time enrollment at a post-secondary education program
  • Write a 500 to 1,000-word essay on “Why unions are important in 2018”
  • Consent to their names and photographs being used for promotional purposes on the NSUPE website and on social media.

Click here to download the Ross McKay Memorial Bursary application form.

Note that essays are not required to be submitted with the application form. Applications can be emailed to NSUPE Admin Assistant, Melissa Morse at, faxed to (902) 454-4924, or mailed to NSUPE at 103 Thorne Ave., Dartmouth, NS, B3B 0A4.

To read NSUPE President, Josh Mullins’ post about Ross McKay, please click here.