Assistance towards success scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS OF $2,500 AND MORE | ANNUAL BUDGET: $235,000
Date to remember
Next competition: September 2023
Call for applications
Applicants must pursue the objective of becoming a chartered professional accountant and meet the following conditions by the deadline for filing the electronic form, i.e. March 22, 2023:
- CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Clarification: They have not finished the PEP, i.e. they are not yet eligible to write the Common Final Examination;
- Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Order. Clarification: They must have completed a minimum of 15 credits and maintained a grade point average of 2.8/4.3.
- have already obtained the list of qualifying courses approved by the Order;
- have begun some of the qualifying courses and maintained a grade point average of at least 2.8/4.3 or registered for them.
- demonstrate that they need financial aid to help them cover all costs involved in continuing their studies toward the CPA designation;
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
- meet all other criteria deemed relevant by the Foundation.
Applications will be automatically rejected if these requirements are not met.
Students may apply for every competition in this scholarship program if they meet all of the eligibility requirements. 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
Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:
Applicants must attach the following supporting documentation at the appropriate place in the application form:
- duly completed income and expense table;
- proofs of debt.
Note: Supporting documentation for current expenses is not required (rent, electricity, telephone, etc.)., applicants may include any other information or proof which they consider relevant.
In the application form, applicants must describe with details the various life factors or events that affect their current financial situation.
The Selection committee reserves the right to take off points for poorly written files or files that have several spelling errors. It also expects quality files, which clearly demonstrate financial need. The consistency of the provided information is also an important factor.
Applicants must attach the following at the appropriate place in the application form:
- a transcript or any other document that meets the requirements as specified in the form;
- their curriculum vitae.
A proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency. Applicant born in Quebec may submit a birth certificate issued by the Directeur de l'état civil.
Presentation of scholarships and method of payment
The payment will be made after July 1st, 2023 when the list of scholarship recipients has been approved by the Board of directors. A letter will also be sent to recipients. It should be noted that the scholarship is taxable.
In the event that the scholarship is to be paid upon the fulfillment of certain conditions and those conditions are not met by the given deadlines, the scholarship will be automatically cancelled and no payment will be made.
Important information that applies to all scholarship programs
- All incomplete or late files will be automatically rejected. The Foundation will not follow up with you if your file is rejected for these reasons.
- The Foundation is responsible for ensuring compliance with the evaluation criteria, the rules in force and the ethical rules of use for each of the existing scholarship programs. The decisions of the Foundation are final and without appeal. There is no review process.
- The Foundation reserves the right to change, without notice, the number and the amount of the scholarships, as well as the rules for each of its scholarship programs in force.