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CNPA National Scholarship Program

The CNPA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is sponsored by the National Council of CN Pensioners (CNPA).  Its purpose is to financially assist the educational pursuit and career development of families of the CN Pensioners Association Contributing Members.

Subject to annual CNPA approval, the Program provides 25 - $1500 one-year scholarships for each
fall school year.  The scholarships are distributed and available as follows: five $1,500 scholarships in each of the 5 Canadian regions (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, and Mountain).




Applications are accepted from children,  grandchildren, great grandchildren (includes legally
adopted and stepchildren and step grandchildren) of CNPA Contributing Members. 


Applicants must have a minimum 80% grade average over the most recent 2 full academic school
years in order to be considered.


Applicants are assessed based on a combination of their marks and several other important weighted factors. These may include: community involvement, personal and academic achievements, extracurricular activities, career objectives and other relative information provided by the applicant. The resume and a detailed covering letter can provide a significant amount of this very valuable information used in the evaluation process.

Included below are the complete terms and conditions, as well information on the required documentation. We encourage you to thoroughly read this entire document prior to proceeding.

Key Dates

  • Program Opens - April 15, 2024

  • Application Deadline - August 15, 2024

  • Winners Contacted - By the end of the first week of September 2024

​The 2024 Scholarship Program will be open online to applicants effective April 15th, 2024.


Applications will once again be accepted by email only and must include all scanned or electronic supporting documentation as one complete PDF file. The application package must be received no later than August 15th, 2024.


Please read all the instructions, terms and conditions and submission requirements carefully before emailing your submissions, as incomplete submissions will be rejected. Please ensure you use the current application form below as the form has changed from previous years. 

Scholarship Program Documents

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