Call for Applications for Desjardins Scholarships

The Desjardins Foundation invites students from all over Quebec to apply for a scholarship now.

Scholarships offered at all levels regardless of field of study range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Impacts of the pandemic

The category, added last year, has been revived this year to help young people who are transitioning or returning to school due to the pandemic. The call for applications will close on 31 March 2022.

“The consequences of the pandemic continue to affect young people, who still feel demotivated and worried about career choices. It is important to continue our commitment to them to enable them to reach their full potential. By studying, these young people give themselves the opportunity to achieve their ambitions and make a positive contribution to their community. With our scholarship programs, we want to show them that we are here for them, that we believe in them and in their ability to realize their future projects,” explains Nancy Lee, director of the Desjardins Foundation.

Several scholarship programs offered

By submitting an application, the student automatically has access to several scholarship programs offered by Desjardins, including those of the Desjardins Foundation and several caisses. This year, the Desjardins Foundation program alone will award $2.5 million to students who demonstrate perseverance or are involved in their community.

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2021 recipients

In 2021, the Desjardins Foundation awarded 11 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to members of the Caisse Desjardins de Rimouski, namely:

Kary-Anne Morissette-Morin, DEC student majoring in nursing;

Eleonore Audet, Master of Management and Business Administration student;

Marie Tremblay, undergraduate student in biological and biomedical engineering;

Audrey Cantin, Bachelor of Music student;

Maude Vigeant, a DEC student majoring in bioecological engineering;

Louise-Andrée Saucier, Bachelor of Education student in school and social adaptation;

François Philippe Caron, undergraduate student majoring in athletic therapy;

Laurie April, Certificate in Communication and Journalism student;

Ann-Sophie Croft-Lebel, Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Management student;

Émily Abud, Bachelor of Laws student;

Maggie Gagnon, undergraduate philosophy student.

About the Desjardins Foundation

Fondation Desjardins, founded in 1970, is a charitable organization that contributes to the success of young people’s education, mainly through the awarding of scholarships and prizes, as well as its activities in partnership with recognized organizations. In 2021, it donated nearly $4.6 million and reached 400,000 young people through various programs.

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