Scholarships

Scholarships for post-secondary studies. In all programs of study.


Desjardins Foundation offers scholarships to all post-secondary students in all disciplines. Get a helping hand for your studies!


Desjardins Foundation Scholarships (0 min 35 s)
Added on February 6, 2019

Each year, the Desjardins Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to support students in their academic pursuits.

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The 2019 call for applications has ended. Good luck!

$1,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in one of the 13 provinces or territories of Canada.
  • Be a member of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or Ontario.
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • As of October 2019, be enrolled in a vocational training program1 of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2.
  • Not have received a full scholarship3 from Desjardins Foundation already covering the fall 2019 semester.

$1,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in one of the 13 provinces or territories of Canada.
  • Be a member of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or Ontario.
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • As of October 2019, be enrolled in a college or CEGEP program of study1 of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2.
  • Not have received a full scholarship3 from Desjardins Foundation already covering the fall 2019 semester.

$1,500 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in one of the 13 provinces or territories of Canada.
  • Be a member of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or Ontario.
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • As of October 2019, be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree or undergraduate certificate program of study of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2.
  • Not have received a full scholarship3 from Desjardins Foundation already covering the fall 2019 semester.

$3,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in one of the 13 provinces or territories of Canada.
  • Be a member of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or Ontario.
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • As of October 2019, be enrolled in a Master's degree or graduate certificate program of study of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2.
  • Not have received a full scholarship3 from Desjardins Foundation already covering the fall 2019 semester.
  • Not have received a scholarship from any funding agency for the fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters4.

$10,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in one of the 13 provinces or territories of Canada.
  • Be a member of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or Ontario.
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • As of October 2019, be enrolled in a university PhD program of study of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2.
  • Not have received a full scholarship3 from Desjardins Foundation already covering the fall 2019 semester.
  • Not have received a scholarship from any funding agency for the fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters4.
  • Not have received a Desjardins Foundation scholarship at this level of study.

  IMPORTANT DATES

March 1 to 31, 2019

Call for applications

April to May 2019

Applications processed

June 2019

Scholarship recipients confirmed

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Selection criteria

Candidates are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Commitment to their studies
  • Community involvement (cooperative, sports, community, cultural, student, and business activities, etc.)
  • Financial need

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Taxes

As a general rule, scholarships are not taxable. They do, however, count when applying for certain tax benefits.

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1. In Ontario, any program at a college of applied arts and technology.

2. Students in Quebec must be enrolled in a program of study and educational institution that are recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur and appear on the list of recognized educational institutions (in French only) - This link will open in a new window.. Students outside Quebec must be enrolled in the Government of Canada's Master List of designated educational institutions - This link will open in a new window..

3. A full scholarship is a scholarship awarded during a previous year's program that is automatically renewed for the duration of the student's current program of study.

4. Examples of funding agencies: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQ-SC), etc.

Desjardins Foundation employees and managers, and officers and members of Desjardins Foundation scholarship selection committees, as well as members of their immediate family (brothers, sisters, children, mother and father), their legal or common-law spouse and persons who reside with them, are not eligible for Desjardins Foundation scholarships.