Assistance towards success scholarphips – Students in equivalence process

$100,000 per year dedicated to financial aid
$1,500 to $5,000 scholarships

Dates to remember
Deadline for the 1st competition:
January 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Deadline for the 2nd competition:
September 21, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
The competition is scheduled to begin in May 2018.

Application form

Period ended

call for applications

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must meet the following conditions when they submit their application:

*To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must not have to complete more than 45 university credits of required qualifying courses and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.3.
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  • meet all other criteria deemed relevant by the Foundation.

Students may apply twice per year (in January and September) for this scholarship program if they meet all of the eligibility requirements. By allowing students to apply twice per year, the Foundation seeks to give everyone an equal to chance to become a CPA and assist certain students throughout the entire process, if need be.

Evaluation criteria and required documents

While priority is given to the financial situation of the applicants in the application evaluation process, other criteria are also considered.

The suggested indicators for evaluating the applications are:

Financial situation and family status

Applicants must answer all the questions on the scholarship application form, provide the requested figures for their income and expenses, and submit any relevant document to the Foundation that can be used to analyze their application.

Impact of the scholarship on the financial situation of the applicants and continuation of their studies

In the space provided in the scholarship application form, applicants must describe the various life factors or events that affect their current financial situation and explain how the Foundation’s Assistance for Success Scholarship would impact their financial situation, and especially whether it would enable them to continue their studies or not. 

Comparative evaluation of the studies completed outside Quebec
Applicants must provide, if they completed university-level studies outside Canada, the Comparative Evaluation for Studies Done Outside Québec issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI) confirming that their education level is comparable to a three-year undergraduate accounting program in Quebec. An evaluation provided by World Education Services (WES) is also accepted
List of qualifying courses and transcript

Applicants must provide the list of qualifying courses required by the host university and the Order in view of obtaining the equivalence of the recognized undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must not have to complete a total of more than 45 university credits of required qualifying courses (in cases of doubt, applicants can contact the Foundation before preparing their application file).

Proof of registration in qualifying courses and transcript

Applicants must provide proof of registration in the qualifying courses, and an official transcript for the completed courses, where applicable.

Applicants must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.3 in their qualifying courses to be eligible for the Assistance towards success scholarship program.

Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

Applicants must include proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in their application file. Applicants born in Quebec may submit a birth certificate issued by the Directeur de l'état civil. Only photocopies are accepted.

Presentation of the file 
The Assistance towards success scholarships award committee expects quality files that are neatly formatted. The consistency of the provided information is also an important factor.

Presentation of scholarships and method of payment

Once the Board of directors has approved the list of scholarship recipients, a letter will be sent with a cheque directly to the recipients after April 1, 2018 or after December 1, 2018.

It should be noted that the scholarship is taxable.

Deadline for submitting applications

Applicants have the responsibility of sending the required documents to the Foundation by the deadline.

The duly completed electronic form must be sent to us no later than January 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Applicants must also send us by email (PDF version) and mail their complete application file. The Foundation must receive the complete application file no later than January 31, 2018, 4:00 p.m. 

Files submitted in person are accepted, provided that they are received by the proper date and time for submitting applications. 

The documents must be properly identified

The Foundation will not follow up on missing, incomplete or late documents.