Rules & Regulations

The Robert J. Watson National Bursary provides $1000.00 bursaries to the children of union members whose local union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement or a National Maintenance Agreement, and who are attending a post-secondary academic institution on a full-time basis for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Up to eighty-eight (88) individual $1000.00 Bursaries are to be awarded to the sons and daughters of members of local unions who participate in The General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement and/or the National Maintenance Agreement. Bursaries will be awarded according to the following schedule:

  • Alberta 34
  • Saskatchewan 12
  • Manitoba 2
  • Ontario 11
  • New Brunswick 16
  • Nova Scotia 11
  • Newfoundland & Labrador 2

Applicants will be required to fill out the electronic application form available on this site and must also upload proof of registration/enrolment as a full-time post-secondary student for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Have the electronic document (PDF, GIF, JPEG format) ready prior to commencing the application process.

All applications must be made through this website. No other applications will be accepted.

This website will accept applications until the close of business on November 14, 2018.

The random draw to select bursary recipients will be held on November 30, 2018. Winners will be posted on this website after the draw. Cheques will be mailed shortly thereafter.