Scholarships

Scholarships

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

Are you a student at a vocational school, college/CEGEP or university? At the Desjardins Foundation, we know a helping hand can make a real difference to your education.

That's why we award hundreds of scholarships to post-secondary students every year.

Call for applications

The call for applications has begun and ends on March 31, 2021.

How to apply

  1. Log in to the Desjardins scholarship application platform
  2. Create your profile
  3. Submit your application between March 1 and March 31

2021 eligibility for Desjardins Foundation scholarships

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Have primary residence in Canada
  • Be a member of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or of the Desjardins Ontario Credit Union at the time you apply and at the time you receive your scholarship
  • Be enrolled in part-time or full-time vocational training or a college/CEGEP or university (undergrad, master's or doctoral) program at a recognized educational institution for the fall 2021 semester (under certain conditions)
  • Be 30 years of age or younger on December 31, 2021
  • Be 40 years of age or younger on December 31, 2021 (applies only to scholarships for adults going back to school to change careers)
  • Not have received a multi-year scholarship from the Desjardins Foundation already covering the fall 2021 semester
  • Not have received a Desjardins Foundation scholarship for a university doctoral degree program

See the scholarship rules (PDF, 138 KB)

Amount awarded

  • Vocational training
    or college/CEGEP

    $1,000 scholarships

  • University Bachelor's degree program

    $1,500 scholarships

  • University Master's degree program

    $3,000 scholarships

  • University Doctoral degree program

    $5,000 scholarships

Important dates

2021

March 1 to 31

Call for applications

2021

April and May

Processing of applications

2021

June

Announcement of Desjardins Foundation scholarship recipients

2021

September and October

Awarding of the Desjardins Foundation scholarships

Don't meet the Desjardins Foundation eligibility criteria?

No worries. Once you've filled out and submitted your form, you'll have access to several scholarships. Your application will be automatically forwarded to the scholarship programs you're eligible for. This means more chances for you to get a scholarship!

Frequently asked questions