The Muriel Duckworth Memorial Bursary

Sponsored By
Higgins General Insurance

NBCHU CUPE LOCAL 1252 in partnership with Higgins General Insurance is pleased to offer an annual bursary in the amount of $1000.00. This bursary will be offered to a full-time student who will be attending university or trade school/community college. The bursary is in the name of Muriel Duckworth, who for 60 years, worked as a tireless crusader and advocate for social justice and change. Muriel was involved with numerous organizations supporting peace initiatives, social reform and educational development all across Canada. Muriel played an integral role in the evolution and development of Canadian women’s social and peace movements on local, provincial and national levels. Sometimes her role included that of singer in the well-known protest group “The Raging Grannies” who were the highlight of many rallies and demonstrations over the years. Sister Duckworth died in 2009, at the age of 100.

Applicants must be a member, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, spouse, partner or ward of an active, retired or deceased member. 

The basis of this bursary shall be the applicant’s financial need and current and ongoing volunteerism/social activism in his/her community. Please complete the form on both sides.

pdfThe Muriel Duckworth Memorial Bursary Application Form (PDF - 271 KB)