Scholarships and Bursaries

The web is a great source of information for awards and other forms of financial support. Some sites provide links to other external funding sources and search engines. Here are just a few of them:

 

http://www.canada.ca
https://yconic.com/
http://www.scholarshipscanada.com
http://www.schoolfinder.com

 

There are many awards that are offered by external companies and organizations. Here are just a few of them that were previously offered, listed in alphabetical order. Make sure to verify application deadlines – they change on a yearly basis.

Association québécoise des étudiants ayant des incapacités au postsecondaire (AQEIPS)

 

The AQEIPS continues its bursary program to encourage and stimulate the pursuit of post-secondary education for persons with disabilities. The organization seeks to pursue two main objectives: to encourage students with disabilities to advocate for their rights and to support their social participation; help students with disabilities face additional costs related to their functional limitations.

 

Eligibility:

  • Be an active AQEIPS member (you can apply to become a member
    with your scholarship application)
  • Have completed or be registered to at least one course between
    September and April in a post-secondary institution
  • Be a Quebec resident
  • Commit to attending the AQEIPS annual general meeting (end of
    April) to receive their scholarship OR to record an acceptance video on their part that will be presented at the meeting

 

For more information, visit https://aqeips.qc.ca/en/home/.

Chapeau les filles! Hats off to you!

 

This competition helps women become familiar with the many career options open to them and provides support for those training for male-dominated trades and occupations until graduation. Cash prizes from $500 – $5,000 are available.

 

Eligibility:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Have resided in Québec for at least one year
  • Must not have failed in more than two subjects in your last school term
  • You are enrolled full-time in one of the vocational training or technical training programs selected for the contest
  • You are enrolled in a school or centre under the jurisdiction of a school board, a CEGEP or a private educational institution in Québec

 

For information, visit their website.

Entrance scholarship from the Université de Sherbrooke

 

The Université de Sherbrooke offers an entrance scholarship to girls interested in pursuing their studies at UdeS.

 

The Charette-Reid Scholarship, worth $8,000, aims to encourage girls to undertake one or other of the following bachelor’s degrees:

  • bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering;
  • bachelor’s degree in computer engineering;
  • bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering.

 

Eligibility: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be registered full-time in a college-level study program allowing admission, without prerequisite courses, to one or other of the following bachelor’s degrees: electrical engineering, computer engineering, robotic engineering.
  • Have completed (at least) two full-time semesters in an eligible college program (or equivalent)
  • Have the intention of enrolling full-time in the bachelor’s degree (cooperative study program) in electrical engineering, computer engineering or robotics engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke
  • Possess and maintain an excellent academic record
  • Have been involved in extracurricular activities, the practice of elite sports or social involvement, and have demonstrated leadership.

 

For more information, visit the UdeS website.

Explore

 

Explore is an intensive French immersion program that is offered during the spring and summer. If you are interested in learning or improving French and travelling to a new part of Canada, then Explore might be the perfect program for you. Participants receive a $2,000 bursary covering tuition fees, materials, meals, and accommodation. (Travel costs to location and pocket money are not included.)

 

Eligibility: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible)
  • Meet the institution’s minimum age requirement by the time Explore begins (13–15, 16–17, or 18+).

 

For information, visit https://englishfrench.ca/explore/.

Indspire

 

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

 

Our vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private, and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects, and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.

 

Indspire is led by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We serve First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities and urban centres across Canada. With the support of our funding partners, we disburse financial awards, deliver programs, and share resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education.

 

For more information, visit indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships.

La fondation de l’ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

 

Fifteen scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded to students in the final year of a Cégep program that will qualify them to pursue engineering studies at a university.

 

For more information, visit www.foiq.qc.ca .

La fondation de l’Université du Québec

 

The Université du Québec offers various bursaries to students continuing their education in a francophone university in Quebec. In 2006-2007 they will grant a total of approximately $100,000 to deserving candidates. The description of the various bursaries, including the target clientele, the deadline, the branch of studies, and the amount of the award can be found on their website.

 

For more information, visit www.uquebec.ca/fondation.

La fondation des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec 

 

La Fondation des compatables professionels agréés du Québec will grant 40 awards of $750 throughout the province to students who have completed one year in Science, Social Science, or Accounting and Management Technology (or any program leading to university studies in administration or accounting) and have met the criteria established by the Foundation’s selection committee.

 

Their scholarship program is intended for students who are in the process of registering for one of the bachelor’s degrees recognized by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec starting in the fall AND need financial aid to help them cover the costs involved for their first term of university.

 

For more information, visit www.fondation.cpaquebec.ca.

 

La fondation Desjardins

 

Desjardins will be awarding nearly $700,000 in scholarships to students studying in Québec and Ontario.  All information about scholarships programs, including the application form, is available at www.desjardins.com/en/fondation

Lampe Foundation Awards

 

LAMPE foundation is a community-based non-profit organization. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting education by encouraging qualified students from the Eastern Townships and from across Canada with financial assistance and mentoring.

 

The foundation offers many scholarships that Champlain Lennoxville students can apply for (in particular Nursing and Science Students):

 

For more information, visit https://lampefoundation.org/.

 

Lea Roback Foundation Scholarships

 

The Lea Roback Foundation seeks to promote education as a means for the self-realization and emancipation of everyone and to financially support women who wish to further their education.

 

Eligibility:

Women, who live in the Province of Quebec, who have financial needs and who are socially committed.

 

For more information, visit https://www.fondationlearoback.org/en/lea-roback-foundation-scholarships/.

Loans Canada’s Financial Literacy Scholarship

 

Our goal is to help Canadians make better financial decisions, and we believe that financial literacy is the key to this mission. We think that financial literacy is a lifelong commitment, and we want to encourage students to be mindful about their relationship with money early on in their lives.

 

For this reason, we are awarding $750 to a student every semester. All you have to do is show us how financial literacy has made a difference in your life. Tell us how you’ve budgeted, saved, invested, paid down debt, applied for as many scholarships as possible or how your side-hustle has helped you bring in extra cash. We want to know how your exceptional financial management efforts have made a positive impact in your life.

 

Eligibility:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 30 years old or younger
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrolment as a full-time or part-time student in the academic year at an accredited post-secondary institution

 

For more information, visit https://loanscanada.ca/scholarship/.

 

Loran Award

 

The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (Loran Award) will present cash awards to students who will be attending various Canadian universities next fall. Awards vary from $2,000 a year to paid tuition for 4 years plus $10,000/year. Character, service and leadership are the selection criteria for Loran Awards. Students may apply directly, or be sponsored by their Cégep (maximum 8 students). To be nominated by the College, the student must submit a request.

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be graduating this year with a 29 Code R
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. 

 

For more information, visit https://loranscholar.ca/.

 

NB: The nominated student(s) will not necessarily receive this award, since all nominated students will be independently reviewed by the Foundation.

 

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

 

MADD awards a $2,000 bursary to Canadian students enrolled full-time in a Canadian college or Cégep and who have lost a parent or guardian in an impaired-driving-related crash.

 

Eligibility:

  • Be a Canadian citizen who has been severely injured or who has had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and who is enrolled in a full-time, Ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program. Injuries must be catastrophic or severe and have had a significant impact on the applicants’ lives. Proof of injury and relation to impaired driving will be required.

 

For more information, visit their website.

Mensa Canada Scholarship Program

 

By writing your career plan and describing the means you undertake to achieve your goals you may earn a scholarship of $750 or $1000. You must be a full-time student and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and be at least 18 years old by the application deadline. You must write an essay in English or French describing your career goals in 250 words or less.

 

For more information, visit http://www.mensacanada.ca/ .

 

Monsanto Opportunity Scholarship Program 

 

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school as of May 29 and eligible to graduate from high school. Those eligible for a scholarship must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.

 

Each scholarship is valued at $1500 and students must be from an agricultural or forestry family farming operation and have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership capabilities and active involvement in their local community.

Odyssey

 

As part of ODYSSEY, you will have the opportunity to lead language activities in a classroom to support the teacher. From September through May 31 you’ll work 25 hours a week helping young people learn your language and culture. You will receive $18,500 for your nine-month mandate.

 

Eligibility:

  • Have excellent English-language skills, both oral and written. English must be your first language, OR your proficiency in English must be as strong as if it were your first language
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible)
  • Have completed one of the following within the last 10 years:

    • For studies outside Quebec in Canada – at least one full year of postsecondary studies, in either college or university;
    • For studies in Quebec – two years of college-level studies or one full year of university;
    • For studies outside Canada – at least one full year of postsecondary studies, in either college or university. You will also need to submit a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

 

For more information, visit https://englishfrench.ca/odyssey/.

 

Osentreprendre

 

Osentreprendre encourages students to participate in Quebec’s largest annual competition to promote entrepreneurship. It consists of academic or extracurricular entrepreneurship projects developed and carried out by students over the last school year that enable them to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

 

For more information, visit www.concours-entrepreneur.org .

Québec Perspective Scholarship Program

 

Beginning Fall 2022, a new incentive scholarship program will be available for Québec students enrolled in certain programs in CEGEPs, private colleges, and universities across Québec. The program aims to increase the number of qualified individuals in an effort to address the labour shortage in essential public services and strategic economic sectors.

 

Québec students enrolled full-time in the targeted programs that lead to a diploma in priority fields will be eligible to benefit from this scholarship program. Students starting or mid-way through their program will be able to apply.

 

These incentive scholarships are in addition to the current loans and bursaries program.

 

The scholarships will be awarded to students after each successful full-time term:

  • $1 500 at the college level, for a total of $9 000 for a three-year program
  • $2 500 at the university level, for a total of $15 000 for a three-year program and $20 000 for a four-year program

 

Students from two programs available at Champlain will be eligible for the Québec Perspective Scholarship:

  • Nursing
  • Computer Science Technology
  • Special Care Counselling

 

Information about applying for the scholarship and further details will be released shortly. Please visit Québec Perspective Scholarship Program | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca) regularly for the most up-to-date information.

 

If you have questions about Québec Perspective Scholarship Program, please contact Laura Beausse.

 

Senate Page Program

 

If you will be a full-time student pursuing university in the Nation’s Capital Regional and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and are able to communicate orally in both official languages, you may be eligible to work as a Senate Page.

 

For more information, www.senate-senat.ca/pages.asp.

Shad Valley

 

Shad Valley is looking for creative and entrepreneurial minds; initiative and drive; excellent communications skills; leadership abilities and the ability to work within a team; high academic success, especially in math and the sciences. Shad offers students a summer of opportunity, challenge, and adventure. This residential program at a host university campus runs every July and encourages students to open their minds and explore new career opportunities. Entrance scholarships are available as well as bursaries for students in financial need.

 

For more information, visit http://www.shad.ca.

 

Storwell Bursary For Foster Children 

 

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades, and displays financial need. Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to have the above organization verify the same.  Must be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or USA, a Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident and be 24 years of age or less at the time of application.

 

For more information, visit https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application.

 

TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership Program 

 

The TD Canada Trust Scholarship is open to students across Canada. Each scholarship is valued at up to $70,000 and includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada; $7,500 a year toward living expenses; and an offer of summer employment.

 

Eligibility:

  • Be in the final year of high school in Canada (or CEGEP in Quebec)
  • Have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community
  • Possess the academic skills to successfully enter and complete college or university and present a minimum average of 75%

 

For more information, visit www.td.com/scholarship.

 

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

 

This program is intended to encourage Canadian youth to seek the high ideals represented by Terry Fox by the granting of commemorative awards for the pursuit of higher education. The value of each of the 20 awards is up to $7,000 annually, for a maximum of four years, or until a first degree is obtained.

 

Eligibility:

Demonstration of the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship will be criteria for the selection and renewal of recipients. Further relevant qualities are courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation in sport, fitness and community service.

 

For more information, visit https://terryfoxawards.ca/.

 

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

 

The foundation assists artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture who demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Grants are in the amount of $12,500 and may be used for any art-related purpose. The award is granted quarterly. Please note that there is no deadline to submit your grant application.

 

Eligibility:

  • Must work within a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking.
  • Be in the early stage of their career
  • Be at least 18 years old

 

For more information, visit www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org

 

The Neads Equity Through Education Award 

 

The NEADS Award is being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities. Awards will be granted to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program.

 

For more information, visit www.neads.ca/ .

 

Young Townships Leader Award

 

Established in 2006, theYTLA is presented annually to at least one Townshipper aged 15 to 35 who has shown leadership within the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships through their actions at school, work, or in the wider community within the previous two years.

 

For more information, visit https://townshippers.org/ytlaward/.

A number of scholarships and awards are made available to students of Champlain-Lennoxville. They include the following:

A Thaler Memorial Award

 

Awarded annually to the graduating Liberal Arts student who has shown outstanding effort in his/her academic pursuits.

Annie Turcotte Memorial Award

 

A scholarship was established by the college in memory of Annie Turcotte honours science student at this campus from 1986-88, who was one of the 14 women slain at the École Polytechnique de l’Université de Montréal on December 6th, 1989. Annie was a second-year Engineering student at the time of her death. This award is in the form of an annual prize of $250 given to a highly qualified female student pursuing her university studies in science or engineering.

Athletic Awards

 

A number of awards are open to Champlain men and women who participate in intercollegiate athletics.

The Bill Huckins Memorial Award

Presented annually to the student-athlete who best exemplifies persistence of effort and courage in the face of adversity.

The Brian Morley Player of the Year Award

Presented annually to a deserving member of the Champlain Cougars football team.

Women Basketball, Men Basketball, Field Lacrosse, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Women Soccer, Men Soccer

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award

 

Awards for Academic Excellence

 

These awards are given annually by the Champlain Students Association executive to those graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement while at Champlain. Eligible students must have been named to the Deans’ List for at least three of their four semesters, or, in the case of three-year programs, four out of six semesters. A small plaque is given to each winner, and a larger plaque inscribed with all the names is on display in the Champlain building lobby.

 

Canadian Federation of University Women, Sherbrooke and District Annual Prize

 

An award in the amount of $350 granted to a female student finishing with high standing in Science, resident of the Eastern Townships, and continuing on to higher education in science.

 

For other available awards, see lampefoundation.org

Champlain-Lennoxville Program Achievement Awards

 

Awards of $150 each are given annually to the graduating student in each of the programs (or profiles) who has achieved the highest academic average (up to their last semester) in that program. A plaque with the names of the recipients is on display in the Champlain building.

Champlain Students’ Association Award of Merit

 

Awarded annually to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to college life. A plaque with the names of past recipients is displayed in the Champlain Students’ Association office.

Dean’s List

 

In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least 70% in every course, obtain an average that is 80% or higher, and have 12 credits.  Students on the Dean’s List receive a letter from the Academic Dean’s office, their name is posted in the Champlain Lobby, and a letter is sent to their former high school.

Governor General’s Award

 

A bronze medal awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic standing upon graduation.

Heather Fisher Memorial Award

 

This award was established in July, 2004, in memory of a 1999 Champlain Liberal Arts graduate. This award is presented to a graduating Liberal Arts student with the highest academic average.

Homage to Jaque Brousseau

 

This award was created in 2003 by La Fondation Front-Tiers to honor the memory of the Champlain instructor who initiated the stage in international cooperation in 1991, first in the Dominican Republic and more recently in Peru. It is open to all students who have been involved in international cooperation, completed the stage, and continued to be involved with the project through the Tomorrow International Club after returning to Canada.

Ken Madokoro Fine Arts Award

 

This award was created in 2003 in memory of a veteran Fine Arts professor who passed away suddenly in July, 2003. The successful candidate(s) must be in the final semester of the Fine Arts program; must demonstrate a serious interest in continuing in the fine arts, formally or otherwise; must show creativity, combined with receptiveness to a structured learning technique; must demonstrate perseverance in their studies; must show initiative in taking responsibility for their own learning; must promote the advancement of the group as a whole; and must show improvement over the course of their studies.

Myriam Augustin Memorial Award

 

The Myriam Augustin Memorial Scholarship consists of a $400 award to a graduating student.

 

This scholarship seeks to honour the memory of Myriam Augustin, whose contributions have left a lasting impression on many of her colleagues and students. To this end, the Scholarship Committee is interested in encouraging students who demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • An engagement with social justice, feminism and diversity;
  • An interest in studying diverse languages and cultures;
  • A concern for the welfare of animals and the environment.

 

Please visit www.seccl.weebly.com/myriamaugustin.html  for forms and details.

Potter Family Scholarship

 

Created to honour Champlain Regional College for it’s education mission in memory of former Director of Studies, Arthur G. Potter III, the award is presented to a student from one of the Champlain Regional Colleges at graduation ceremonies, on a rotating basis – 2020 being Champlain Lennoxville’s turn. A $1,000.00 prize is awarded to support a student with an inquiring, innovative mind who is able to synthesize the educational experience at Champlain in a short essay. You must be a student at Champlain Lennoxville with a cumulative grade average of at least 85% and in your last semester to apply. Complete the application form and submit with your essay to potterfamilyaward@gmail.com

Richard Beger Memorial Award

 

This monetary award, given in memory of the late Champlain professor of Geography and Humanities, is presented each spring to the graduating student who has made the greatest contribution to the life of the college. The award is made by the directors of the Richard Beger Memorial Foundation based using the following criteria: high academic achievement, distinction in representing and serving the college in extra-curricular activities, good qualities of character and leadership, and the spirit of Richard Beger’s interests. The award is made to students who demonstrate an interest in continuing their education.

Syndicat des Enseignants [et Enseignantes] du Collège Champlain de Lennoxville

 

The SECCL, the Lennoxville Campus faculty union, grants four scholarships of $400 annually to students who have completed at least one full year at Champlain-Lennoxville and who will return to this campus for full time studies the following year. The criteria for the award are as follows: high academic standing, participation in extra-curricular activities, and perseverance in attending college in the face of personal or physical difficulties.

Subject Achievement Certificates

 

These certificates are presented to graduating students who have excelled in a particular subject. The criteria and candidates are determined by the faculty who teach in the discipline concerned, and may vary from subject to subject.

The Champlain Regional College Board of Governors’ Merit Award

 

This award is given annually to the graduating student with the highest academic average on each of the three campuses. A monetary prize of $1,250 and a plaque are given to each winner.

The Champlain Regional College – Lennoxville Campus Scholarships

 

$250 scholarships offered to three graduating students, one each from Alexander Galt, Massey Vanier, and Richmond Regional high schools, entering Champlain-Lennoxville in the fall, who have excelled over-all academically with an average of over 80%, and obtained the highest combined mark in the subjects of English and French.

The Champlain Regional College – Support Staff Award

 

The Champlain College Lennoxville Support Staff union is offering an award of $300 to a current student who has successfully completed at least one semester as a full-time student in any program and is returning to the college in the fall.

 

Application forms are available at the bookstore or online. Please return your application before the last day of the winter exams to the campus bookstore or submit it by email to ssu-lennox@crcmail.net.

 

The recipient of the award will be notified in September, following the drop deadline.

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