Undergraduate scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships


Dates to remember
Fill out the scholarship application form:
April 9, 2020, 4 p.m.

Submit the application file:
April 16, 2020, 4 p.m.

Application form

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Eligibility requirements

Applicants must meet the following conditions at the deadline for fill out the electronic application form, ie April 9, 2020:

  • be registered in one of the bachelor's degree program recognized by the Order and have completed at least 30 credits while maintaining grade point average of 2.8/4.3 or higher;
  • be following the course equivalence process in view of obtaining equivalence of a recognized undergraduate degree (see the important details in the box below);
  • not having completed the bachelor's degree program recognized by the Order or the equivalent;
  • pursue the objective of becoming a chartered professional accountant;
  • have been involved as a volunteer in social and extracurricular activities while they studied in the recognized bachelor degree program or the equivalent;
  • fill out the scholarship application form online 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.
Applicants following the course equivalence process

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:
  • have the list of qualifying courses approved by the Order;
  • have completed at least five courses on that list while maintaining a grade point average of 2.8/4.3 or higher.

Evaluation criteria

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria. Click on each of the criteria to find out the details.

Excellence of academic record (weighting: 50%)

Applicants must provide a current official transcript of courses confirming that they have earned at least 30 credits in one of the bachelor's degree programs recognized by the Order while maintaining a grade point average of 2.8/4.3 or higher.

Applicants following the course equivalence process must provide the Foundation with:

  • the list of qualifying courses approved by the Order while ensuring that they meet the requirements stipulated in the "Applicants following the course equivalence process" box (see above);
  • an official transcript confirming that they have completed at least five qualifying courses while maintaining a grade point average of 2.8/4.3 or higher.

In all case, 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 grade point average and the number of credits earned only for the courses in the recognized bachelor’s degree program or for the completed qualifying courses. If applicants are unable to meet this requirement, they must include with their transcript a document from their university that provides the required information about the recognized bachelor’s degree program or the qualifying courses;
  • the Internet URL. If the URL link does not print, applicants must attach a screenshot of their online file to the transcript.

All other documents, including photocopies, are not accepted.

Social involvement and extracurricular (weighting: 50%)

Applicants must fill out the following form to describe their involvement in social and extracurricular activities (of a charitable/volunteer nature). Applicants must detail the number of hours spent, the tasks completed and the period concerned. Only involvement in activities carried out while applicants studied in the recognized bachelor's degree program or the equivalent will be considered.

The Selection committee reserves the right to take off points for poorly written files that have several spelling errors or whose presentation is lacking.

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.

Summary of required documents

In addtion to the electronic form submitted online, applicant must mail his application file to the Foundation along with all of the above mentioned items:

  • the transcript, according to the instructions provided;
  • the Social involvement and extracurricular form, according to the model provided;
  • the proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

Applications will be automatically rejected if these requirements are not met.

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 i.e. no later than March 31, 2021.

Please note that the scholarships are taxable.

The payment of scholarships may be subject to other conditions.

Deadline for submitting applications

Applicants are responsible for sending the requested documents to the Foundation by the deadlines.

The duly completed electronic form must be submitted online by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 9, 2020

Applicants must also mail us his application file including all the items mentioned previously and ensure that they are properly identified.

The Foundation must receive your complete application file by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 16, 2020. Application files delivered in person are accepted, provided they respect the established deadline.

All file incomplete or late will be automatically rejected. No file received by email will be accepted.

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

Criteria and conditions that apply to all programs

Selection process and responsibilities of the Foundation

Award committees are responsible for evaluating the scholarship and aid applications received by the Foundation.

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.

Changes to the scholarship program rules and scholarship amounts

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.