2021 National Union Scholarship list of recipients includes Two Manitobans
Oct 07, 2021
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has announced the recipients of its 2021 scholarships and there are two Manitobans is on this year’s list.
Ava Fearn -- whose parent, Ramona Santos-Fearn, is an MGEU member of Local 47 -- will be receiving the 2021 Scholarship for Black Students. Ava’s essay, The Impact and Importance of African Feminists, describes the importance of Abena Busia and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the modern African feminist movement.
Her essay explores the work of these feminists and how they “effectuated a worldwide conversation on feminism and completely re-imagined society’s view on African feminism in particular." Fearn's writes, "Their work has made massive strides in the fight for gender equality, and along with inspiring countless women around the globe, the work of Busia and Adichie has inspired me as well. Witnessing two African women bringing about positive change has, and will continue to motivate me to work hard throughout university so I can create the changes I wish to make.”
Adrienne Andres’ -- whose parent, Peter Andres, is an MGEU member of Local 33 -- will be receiving the 2021 Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship. Adrienne’s essay, The Importance of Quality Public Services in Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Disabilities, talks about the history of positive impacts quality public services has had for people with disabilities, their families, and all Canadians.
Adrienne writes, "Quality, accessible public services in Canada create communities and workplaces that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. The Canadian Human Rights Act recognizes that all individuals should have their needs accommodated without discrimination on the basis of disability."
Congratulations to Ava and Adrienne, and all of the 2021 winners. View the full list of NUPGE scholarship recipients here.
About NUPGE Scholarships
Each year, NUPGE offers scholarships of $2,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Entrants must be the children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of members or retirees of the National Union’s Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis.