Scholarships and Bursaries
If you scroll down, you will find a list of scholarships from outside organizations as well as a list of entrance scholarships or bursaries for Quebec Universities.
Information on the Québec Loans and Bursaries Program is also included in this section.
The following links below allow you to search scholarships in Canada that may not be publicized in school. Some sites allow you to receive reminders when deadlines are approaching.
Click on the link from Scholarships Canada for tips on how to prepare applications and useful advice if you are trying to determine whether or not you should apply.
General List of Scholarships
Building Brighter Futures - Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards
Types of Financial Assistance
Bursary: based on financial need
Scholarship: based on academic merit
Award: based on both academic merit and financial need
Incentive: encourage students to stay in school or reward successful completion of each period of a program or final completion of a program.
Types of educational programs supported
Indspire supports all post-secondary education
(Post-secondary education, Health Careers, Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades and Technology) programs, Legal Studies for Native People.
PSE programs in general
- University degree and college diploma programs at recognized post-secondary institutions in Canada
- Graduate degree programs at post-secondary institutions outside of Canada
- 1 to 4 year programs
- Part-time and full-time studies.
• PSE programs in apprenticeships, skilled trades and technology*:
- General diploma, applied diploma certificate programs, or pre-trades training in skilled trades and technology fields**
- 1 month to 4 year programs - Part-time and full-time studies.
Various deadlines. See each bursary, scholarship or award for details on application deadlines.
CEGEP Scholarships - Fondation CPA
This program is intended for students registered in a CEGEP program leading to university studies in management (business administration, accounting sciences or equivalent). The Selection Committee evaluates the entire application package, i.e. the applicant’s academic results, letter of intent expressing interest in the CPA profession and describing the applicant’s extra-curricular and community activities, and a letter of recommendation.
Applicants must fill out the scholarship application form on line and submit their application file to the Foundation no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 10, 2017.
Citadel Foundation Educational Bursaries
The Citadel Foundation offers bursaries to young men and women from the Quebec City region seeking to pursue higher education at the post-secondary level.
Since its inception, Citadel Foundation has disbursed over 1.1 million dollars to needy students, helping them attain their educational dreams.
Bursaries are awarded to students in financial need for trade school, CEGEP and
University. The highest level of studies that will be considered for a bursary is the
Bachelor’s Degree. Maximum bursaries awarded are $1000 for a trade school student, $1,200 for a CEGEP student and $2,000 for a University student.
Deadline : no later than August 12th.
Applications are accepted during the school year.
Desjardins Foundation offers scholarships to all post-secondary students in all disciplines. They consider academic perseverance, financial need, community involvement and academic success.
The deadline to apply is February 20, 2017, midnight.
Girl Guides of Canada’s National Scholarship Program
Whether enrolling in college, university or a trades program for the first time or heading back to school part-time as a mature student, the Girl Guides of Canada national scholarship program supports girl and adult Members in their post-secondary education. With more than 25 awards ranging from $1,000 for our Scholarship for Part-time Studies to $2,000 for our other scholarships, this Membership benefit supports our Members as they take the next step in challenging themselves.
Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries
Bursaries provides financial support to community‐involved students from selected Quebec regions with English and French language skills pursuing full‐time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution. Students entering vocational, technical or university programs are eligible to apply. The bursary program also focuses on students who have demonstrated a commitment to, and involvement in, their community with the intent of encouraging them to return to (or stay in) their region to work and serve their communities after completing their studies.
Kin Canada Bursaries
Demonstrate high ideals and qualities of citizenship. Will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.
Deadline: February 1, 2017
iGotcha Digital Excellence Scholarship
iGotcha Media is a leading Canadian digital signage company. We provide a $1,000 yearly scholarship to support the next generation of digital innovators.
- Applicants must be enrolled in an academic institution (college or university)
- Applicants who pass our initial screen stage will be asked to write a short (500 word) essay on a topic of our choosing
- Scolarship is limited to Canadian and US residents only
- Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2017
Inspiring Girls Expeditions
Inspiring Girls Expeditions are not rewards for past academic achievement; they inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.
Inspiring Girls Expeditions are open to girls aged 16 and 17 on June 1, 2017. Most expeditions are open to girls all over the world and don't require any specific skills, just a willingness to learn and explore and to do some physical tasks. Some programs have exceptions so please read over the expedition page and the FAQ section before applying.
Applications are due on January 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Alaska time.
RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship
The RBC scholarship is for Canadian students showing a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community. The scholarship is worth $10,000. Some of the scholarships (not all) are reserved for RBC clients.
Quebec City Women’s Club Bursaries
Financial need and good academic standing. Applicants will also be judged in terms of potential to succeed, motivation and community
Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the healthcare field.
Notwithstanding her health issues, Sarah persevered and continued to attend and excel in her educational field of choice. Although she battled with mental illness, she never gave up on education and her dream of one day helping others.
The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed strongly in.
All supporting document must be postmarked or emailed by the deadline (April 1 at 11:59 Eastern Time). Late supporting documentation will not be accepted.
Scouts Canada Foundation
Candidates will be selected based upon the following criteria: demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement; leadership contributions to Scouting; community, leadership and contributions outside of Scouting; scholastic, achievements up to the time of application; attitude and aptitude; two letters of reference (only one from within Scouting).
All applications must be postmarked no later than April 1st to be eligible.
SEG Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences.
SEG Scholarships are based on merit.
To qualify, you must be a student who is either:
- Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall;
- An undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average.
- Intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
Online applications are accepted 1 October through 1 March.
Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Memorial Scholarship
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in 2013 by Ned and Cheryl Levitt,
in memory and celebration of their daughter Stacey’s life. Stacey was just 18 years
old when she was struck and killed by a car while out running. This annual
student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Parachute’s overarching
goal of a long life lived to the fullest, while maintaining an approach that is rooted
in risk management and injury prevention.
The Levitt family will award the selected recipient $2,500 to ultimately live their
life to the fullest. This can be accomplished through extension of education,
engagement in sports and recreational activities, or investment into a travel
experience, all pursuits that would have resonated with Stacey. Grant recipients
will be expected to write a reflection on the impact of the funding on their life, due
within one year of the distribution of funds.
March 01, 2017 Application deadline, submissions will
not be accepted after this date.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Program
Scholarship opportunities are available to students who are aspiring to a career in medicine or the health sciences. The value of the scholarship is $1,000 per year for up to four years of post-secondary education at any accredited Canadian university. They are, therefore, attributed to the first four years at university (outside Quebec) or to the second year at the CEGEP and the first three years at university (Quebec).
Four scholarship recipients will be selected each year, one from each of the following geographic regions: 1) Western provinces (AB BC MB SK); 2) Ontario; 3) Quebec; 4) Atlantic provinces and Territories (NB NL NS PE NT NU YT).
To be considered for a scholarship for the next academic year, applications must be received by June 10 each year – no exceptions.
The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme
The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme invites applicants to write a short essay in which they detail their career plan, list their accomplishments to date and describe what they plan to do order to achieve their future career goals.
The Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their volunteer experience, their courage in overcoming obstacles, their participation in sport, fitness and community service and their academic standing.
All applications must be submitted in full, including the three referee forms and unofficial transcript no later than February 1st of each year by midnight. Applications submitted after February 1st will not be accepted nor will they be carried over to the next year’s cycle.
RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC® to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.
RBC awards ten scholarships in two categories:
- For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
- For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry
We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment.
Applications and supporting documents are to be received by RBC by 11:59 pm EST on February 28, of each year.
Awards and Bursaries Universities in Québec
Visit your future university’s website. See list of universities below for specific links. Universities may have entrance scholarships for students entering university for the first time. Some universities will only consider fall applicants for entrance scholarships. This information should be online, but it is possible to contact them directly if you have specific questions.
Some scholarships are automatically awarded based on your grades. Even if you are automatically considered, some universities may require that you apply by a specific deadline.
They may also offer scholarships or bursaries that have specific application forms to complete. Bursaries usually consider financial need. If you are unsure about the grade requirements (i.e. good academic standing), ask. Not all scholarships are for students with extremely high grades. When other factors are considered, such as financial need, leadership, or community involvement, they may consider a wider range of grades or define academic success differently.
List of scholarships for Québec Universities
École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
Scroll for information on financial aid and bursaries.
Université de Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke
Menu on the right-hand side to select entrance scholarships.
Québec Government Loans and Bursaries Program
The purpose of the program is to enable individuals with insufficient financial resources to pursue their studies by providing financial assistance. Students do, however, retain primary responsibility for the cost of their education.
All the information is available online www.afe.gouv.qc.ca. Applying online is strongly recommended to avoid unnecessary delays.
If you are submitting your first or subsequent application, click here for information on how to apply.
How do I apply for government loans and bursaries?
All the information is available online. If you are submitting your first or subsequent application, this page explains how you apply:
What is my school code?
Our school code is 936002.