Member Education & Scholarships

MoveUP Scholarships

Fred Trotter Memorial Scholarship

Two $4,000 scholarships

The Fred Trotter scholarships are in honour of past president Fred Trotter. They are open to members and members' dependents who are 17 years of age or older who are or intend to be enrolled in a course, seminar, workshop or course of studies relating to labour/industrial relations, that supports the goals, values and objectives of the labour movement, sponsored by or forming part of the curriculum of a community college, college, university, technical institute, professional organization, labour organization or education organization.

Applicants must submit an application form with a statement outlining the benefits of union membership in today's workplace and the positive impact that the labour movement has had on Canadian society.

Click here for the Fred Trotter Memorial Scholarship application form.

Opal Skilling Memorial Scholarship 

One $1,000 scholarship

Opal Skilling was the long-serving Secretary-Treasurer of COPE 15, one of MoveUP’s forerunners. Opal was dedicated to women’s rights and the recognition of women’s work.

MoveUP will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to one qualified recipient per year. The Opal Skilling Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance towards continuing education in labour studies, women’s studies or gender studies. The scholarship will be available to MoveUP members, spouses and their dependents who identify as a woman.

Click here for the Opal Skilling Memorial Scholarship Terms of Reference (application form coming soon). 

For more information about MoveUP's Education Committee, visit the committee webpage

Calgary & District Labour Council Scholarship

Every year the Calgary and District Labour Council offers two $1,500.00 scholarships in memory of past president S’ean Gillen.

MoveUP is affiliated to the Calgary & District Labour Council, meaning our members who have been in good standing for a year or more, as well as their spouses and dependents, are eligible for the scholarship. Click here for more information.

The scholarships are available for education or training from a recognized educational institution in Alberta.

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Fred Trotter Memorial Scholarship - Application Form87.41 KB
Opal Skilling Memorial Scholarship Terms of Reference.pdf35.22 KB
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