Program overview

This scholarship program is intended for students who are registered in one of the thirteen universities offering the undergraduate accounting program recognized by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (the Order), and have completed at least 30 university credits while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.3.

Dates to remember

Fill out the scholarship application form by:
  • November 10, 2017, 4 p.m.
Submit the application file by:
  • November 17, 2017, 4 p.m.

Application form

Period ended

Number and amount of scholarships

40 scholarships of $1,000,
totalling $40,000

Call for applications

Eligibility requirements

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

  • be registered in one of the thirteen universities offering the undergraduate accounting program recognized by the Order, have completed at least 30 university credits when they submit their application and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.3;
  • pursue the objective of becoming a chartered professional accountant;
  • fill out the scholarship application form on line and provide their application file by mail to the Foundation by the deadline;
  • state that they have never received an undergraduate scholarship from the Foundation of Quebec CPAs;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • fulfill all other criteria deemed relevant by the Foundation.

Evaluation criteria

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

Excellence of academic record (weighting: 60%)

Applicants must provide a current official transcript of courses completed in the undergraduate accounting program. A transcript printed from an Internet file will be accepted provided it includes the following information:

  • the applicant's name;
  • the program's and university's name;
  • the cumulative average;
  • the Internet URL.

All other documents, including photocopies, are not accepted. If the URL link does not print, applicants must attach a screenshot of your online file to the transcript. 

Social involvement (weighting: 35%)
Applicants must provide an original, two-page document, describing their social involvement (charity/volunteering activities). Applicants should include all documentation they deem necessary to support their application.

Application package presentation (weighting: 5%)
The Undergraduate Scholarship Selection committee expects files to be properly written, contain no spelling errors and be neatly formatted.

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.

Note: Applicants may include any other information which they consider relevant.

Selection process

A selection committee made up of three to five CPAs will be formed to evaluate the scholarship applications that are received.

Presentation of scholarships and method of payment

The scholarships will be payable when the committee has officially selects the recipients and the Board of directors has approved the list, i.e. no later than March 31, 2018.

To be eligible to receive their scholarship, students must be registered in the undergraduate accounting program recognized by the Order or have completed it when the scholarship is paid. Their scholarship will be automatically cancelled if they drop out of the program.

To the extent possible, scholarships will be awarded in an official ceremony organized by the university. Therefore, the documents to be given to recipients will be sent to the person in charge of scholarships at the university. When scholarships cannot be awarded in an official ceremony, a letter including a cheque will be sent directly to the recipients. Please note that the scholarships are taxable.

Deadline for submitting applications

The duly completed electronic form must be sent to us by no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 10, 2017.

Applicants must also mail us their application file including the following:

  • a transcript as mentioned;
  • a letter describing their social involvement;
  • a proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

The Foundation must receive your complete application file by no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 17, 2017. Make sure that you clearly identify your documents. All incomplete or late files will be automatically rejected. No file received by email will be accepted. Application files delivered in person are accepted, provided they respect the established deadline. The Foundation will not follow up on missing, incomplete or late documents.

Responsibilities of the Foundation

The Foundation’s sole responsibilities are to pay out each scholarship and ensure compliance with its rules.

Changes to program rules

The Foundation reserves the right to change, without prior notice, the value of the scholarships and the progam rules.

Period covered

The provisions of this program apply to the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018.

Application file

IMPORTANT: In addition to the duly completed electronic form, make sure that you send all required documents for the evaluation of your application file to the following address by the deadline.