FAQ – Desjardins Foundation – Scholarships

Lower RRIF minimum withdrawals

If you want to know more about the government’s announcement to lower RRIF minimum withdrawals, speak to your caisse advisor or go to the Government of Canada website - External link. This link will open in a new window..

You can apply between March 1 and March 31 by completing the form at www.desjardins.com/scholarships. You can also create a profile at the same address at any point in the year to be notified when we start accepting applications.

See eligibility requirements

The Desjardins Foundation does not handle government guaranteed student loans. To contact the Student Advisory Centre, call 1-866-388-3373 or see Government Guaranteed Student Loans.

  • In April and May, applications are processed and recipients are selected.
  • In June, we contact the selected scholarship recipients. Keep an eye on your email to find out if you've been selected.
  • In July and August, we confirm the Desjardins Foundation scholarship recipients' eligibility.
  • In September and October, Desjardins Foundation scholarships are awarded to the recipients.

Please note that once you submit an application, it will automatically be sent to other scholarship programs you qualify for. As a result, you could find out that you've won a scholarship at any point in the year from your caisse, the Desjardins Foundation or a Desjardins partner that wants to support your academic career. Good luck!

We send out tax slips to all Desjardins Foundation scholarship recipients in February. If you haven't received them after this time, call us at 514-281-7171 or toll-free at 1-800-443-8611, or email us - This link will open in a new window..

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