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Scholarships

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

Desjardins Foundation offers scholarships to all post-secondary students in all disciplines. It's our way of helping you discover your passions and achieve your dreams.

Desjardins Foundation scholarship recipients (in French only)

The application period is now over. Next application period: January 2018.

$1,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in Quebec or Ontario.
    • For Ontario residents: be a member of a Desjardins caisse populaire
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by February 20, 2017, at midnight.
  • Be enrolled full-time in October 2017 in a vocational training program1 of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2 or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time according to the Aide financière aux études du gouvernement du Québec definition - This link will open in a new window..
  • Have an average grade of 60% or equivalent on your academic record.

Do you meet eligibility requirements?

Go to How to apply - This link will open in a new window.

$1,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in Quebec or Ontario.
    • For Ontario residents: be a member of a Desjardins caisse populaire
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by February 20, 2017, at midnight.
  • Be enrolled full-time in October 2017 in a college or CEGEP program of study1 of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2 or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time according to the Aide financière aux études du gouvernement du Québec definition - This link will open in a new window..
  • Have an average grade of 60% or equivalent on your academic record.

Do you meet eligibility requirements?

Go to How to apply

$1,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in Quebec or Ontario.
    • For Ontario residents: be a member of a Desjardins caisse populaire
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by February 20, 2017, at midnight.
  • Be enrolled full-time in October 2017 in a college or CEGEP program of study1 of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution2 or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time according to the Aide financière aux études du gouvernement du Québec definition - This link will open in a new window..
  • Have an average grade of 60% or equivalent on your academic record.

Do you meet eligibility requirements?

Go to How to apply

$1,500 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in Quebec or Ontario.
    • For Ontario residents: be a member of a Desjardins caisse populaire
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by February 20, 2017, at midnight.
  • Be enrolled full-time in October 2017 in a Bachelor's degree or undergraduate certificate program of study at a recognized educational institution2, or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time according to the Aide financière aux études du gouvernement du Québec definition - This link will open in a new window..
  • Have an average grade of 60% or equivalent on your academic record.

Do you meet eligibility requirements?

Go to How to apply

$3,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in Quebec or Ontario.
    • For Ontario residents: be a member of a Desjardins caisse populaire
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by February 20, 2017, at midnight.
  • Be enrolled full-time in October 2017 in a Master's degree or graduate certificate program of study at a recognized educational institution2, or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time according to the Aide financière aux études du gouvernement du Québec definition - This link will open in a new window..
  • Have an average grade of 60% or equivalent on your academic record.
  • Not have received a scholarship from any funding agency for the fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters3.

Do you meet eligibility requirements?

Go to How to apply

$10,000 scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Have a primary residence in Quebec or Ontario.
    • For Ontario residents: be a member of a Desjardins caisse populaire
  • Have completed and sent the online form and provided all required documentation by February 20, 2017, at midnight.
  • Be enrolled full-time in October 2017 and February 2018 in a university program of study at a recognized educational institution2, or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time according to the Aide financière aux études du gouvernement du Québec definition - This link will open in a new window..
  • Have an average grade of 60% or equivalent on your academic record.
  • Not have received a scholarship from any funding agency for the fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters3.
  • Not have received a Desjardins Foundation scholarship at this level of study.

Do you meet eligibility requirements?

Go to How to apply

  IMPORTANT DATES

January 5 to February 20, 2017

Call for applications

  • Read the information provided and gather the documents required.
  • Fill out and send in the application form along with the documents required.

March to June 2017

Applications processed and scholarship recipients selected

  • At the end of June, keep an eye on your email to learn if you’ve been selected.

July and August 2017

Scholarship recipients confirmed

  • Fill out the acceptance form.
  • Send in the required documents.

October and November 2017

Scholarships awarded

 

Learn more about scholarships (FAQ).

Need a financial boost for your studies? Apply!

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
  • Good grades

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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. 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.

Additional scholarships available only to Desjardins employees include different eligibility criteria. Information on these scholarships is available on internal employee portals.

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.

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