HEU awards 24 bursaries for 2003/2004 academic year

Notice to successful applicants for the Hospital Employees’ Union annual bursary have gone out to 24 recipients, with more than half of the bursaries awarded to HEU members — a sign of changing circumstances for British Columbia’s health care workers.

“Many of our members’ jobs are being contracted out to multinational companies,” says HEU secretary-business manager Chris Allnutt. “It’s clear that this massive health care restructuring is sending many of our members back to school.”

Members of HEU, their families and dependents are eligible to apply for the bursaries that can be used for programs at any post-secondary institution. Criteria include financial need and satisfactory academic standing. The Provincial Executive bursary committee reviewed 261 applications for the 2003/2004 academic year.