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Desjardins has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. This is why Caisse Desjardins de la Rive-Nord du Saguenay is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

2019 Prêt pour ma bourse program

Saguenay-area Desjardins caisses are giving their young members an opportunity to win a total of $110,000 in scholarships.

The 5 Saguenay-area Desjardins caisses are launching the fifth edition of the Prêt pour ma bourse program created for young members who will be pursuing full-time vocational, CEGEP or university studies in the fall of 2019. In all, 110 scholarships totalling $110,000 will be awarded to students to help them pursue studies, carry out projects and fulfill their dreams.

Winners will be determined by draw at a VIP awards ceremony featuring popular comedian Mehdi Bousaidan, on October 18, 2019.

Scholarship amounts

  • $1,500 for university students
  • $750 for vocational and CEGEP students
  • $350 for the participation component

How to apply

Coupons can be earned through various activities: a scavenger hunt of exclusive member advantages, educational lectures, networking activities and Facebook events.

In addition, the more students take part in these cooperative activities, the more chances they get to win a scholarship. Each student can earn a maximum of 15 entry ballots.

Contest period: ends September 13, 2019

“In addition to supporting academic retention, the program helps us provide financial education to our young members and talk to them to tailor our ways of doing things to their needs”, say in unison all officers and general managers of Saguenay-area Desjardins caisses.

During the contest period, which takes place from April 25 to September 13, 2019, young members will have a chance to learn more about the Desjardins cooperative model, better understand the significant role they can play within it and discover numerous personal and professional opportunities.


Volunteering is a pillar of sustainable prosperity and contributes to community growth. As such, this year, volunteers will be rewarded with one coupon for every hour or more they volunteered during the contest period. Participants will be able to attend the Le Responsable workshop on responsible financing and investment opportunities and their social and environmental impact. Prêt pour ma bourse financial education workshops will also be held at the Desjardins space at UQAC for people who are familiar with the concept but wish to delve deeper into the principles of sound financial management.

Behind our youth for the last 5 years!

At the close of the fifth edition, more than 4,200 students will have participated in the PrÍt pour ma bourse program. They shared 643 scholarships totalling over a half-million dollars.

Beyond figures and statistics, the main source of pride for the Saguenay caisses is having made a contribution to the success, education and well-being of local youth.

Good luck to all applicants!