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Scholarship and Bursaries available to Local 500 members and their families - Apply today!

June 01, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Local 500 is proud to accept applications for its annual Les Butterworth Scholarship and Bursary Program.

This year the fund is offering:

  • One scholarship of $1,500
  • Three bursaries of $900 each

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and the bursaries on the basis of good academic standing with consideration of financial need.

Application deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Scholarship and Bursary Application Form - Microsoft Word - (Fillable Form)
2018 Reference Form - Microsoft Word - (Fillable Form)
2018 Scholarship and Bursary Application - PDF (Download and Print)
2018 Reference Form - PDF (Download and Print)


The competition is open to Local 500 members in good standing and their families (family is defined as spouse, children, grandchildren, brother, sister, son-in-law and daughter-in-law.  Also eligible are families of disabled, retired or deceased members who were members in good standing at the time of their disability, retirement or death).

The awards are available for use in an accredited post-secondary school, college or university within Manitoba for the 2018-2019 academic year.  (Awards can only be used at Canadian schools outside Manitoba when the course of studies is not offered in Manitoba).

To be eligible for an award, applicants must elect a full year's study for the year 2018-2019. Applicants who have completed one semester or more at a post-secondary school, college or university, may also apply.

Note: Previous award winners are not eligible, but previous applicants may re-apply. 

Method of selection:   

A selection committee of three prominent Winnipeg citizens will review the applications and other information provided.

Closing date:

Scholarship and Bursary applications must be returned by Friday, June 29, 2018.

About the Les Butterworth Scholarship Fund

The scholarship and bursary awards competition is an annual event open to CUPE Local 500 members and their families.  

The Les Butterworth Scholarship program, sponsored by CUPE Local 500, helps union members and their families defray the cost of higher education. 

The Scholarship fund was established in memory of Les Butterworth, a past education representative for CUPE. Les dedicated his life to making this a better world for working people.

If you have any questions or require more information about the scholarship program, call (204)942-1001 or by email: