Scholarships and Bursaries
The 2019 essay topic is now posted. Applications are due March 15, 2019.
Bursary Application Process
Please send PEA Bursary Applications to:
PEA Bursary Committee, c/o Professional Employees Association
505 - 1207 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2E7
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Scholarship Winners
Makalo Duxbury | High School
I am very grateful to be a recipient of the PEA scholarship. Thank you! I plan to pursue my dream of becoming a physiotherapist, but first, I plan to take a year off to travel and save some money. Next year, I hope to study kinesiology at UVic and then pursue grad school at UBC. Thanks to the PEA scholarship committee and all the PEA members for helping make my dreams a reality.
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Chris Clausen | University
Molly Tanner | University
Thank you to the PEA for the financial support that they are providing. I am a second-year student majoring in elementary education at North Island College in Courtenay. This scholarship money will help me with my tuition and living expenses for the coming year, and for subsequent years where I plan to attend the University of Victoria to complete my university degree. Thank you!
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Octavia Rusch | High School
I would like to thank the PEA Union for helping me achieve my life long goal of becoming a Primary school teacher. I have been accepted into the University of British Columbia’s (Okanagan campus) four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. After completing my Psychology degree I then plan on attending the University of the Fraser Valley to complete my Bachelor of Education degree. I am excited to begin this next step in my journey and this scholarship is helping me do just that. Thank you again for your support.
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Gillian Saunders | University
I am currently working as an English as an Additional Language Specialist at the Centre for Academic Communication at the University of Victoria, and will be starting PhD studies in Education this fall. I have previously completed a BA and MA in English Language and Literature (UVic and Queen’s University, and have been teaching English for over ten years, both in Canada and overseas. Inspired by my work with students who are English language learners, I hope that my graduate studies will result in a better understanding of how writing centres in Canada are adapting to increasing numbers of international students, and how those students might be most effectively supported in their academic communication skills. I am very grateful to have received this scholarship that will help me to pursue my learning.
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Emily Travers-Smith | University
Thank you for your generous support of my undergraduate education through a PEA scholarship. I am currently in my second year of studies in business at Camosun College. My hope is to transfer to either Royal Roads University or the University of Victoria next year to complete a degree in finance or human resource management. Your support is most appreciated!