Undergraduate scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships


Dates to remember
Fill out the scholarship application form
 April 8, 2021, 4 p.m.

Submit the application file
 April 15, 2021, 4 p.m.

Application form

Period ended

Call for applications

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must meet the following conditions by the deadline for submitting the electronic form, which is April 8, 2021:

  • 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 email 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 transcript (official or unofficial) 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);
  • a transcript (official or unofficial) 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, an unofficial 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. 
Work/study balance and Involvement in social and extracurricular activities (weighting: 50%)

Applicants must fill out the following form to describe and provide details on:

  • their work/study balance (entrepreneurial work (students running their own business) may be considered with or without work/study balance);
  • their social and extracurricular activities (i.e. charitable/volunteer activities).

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.

Summary of required documents

In addition to the electronic form submitted online, applicant must email in A SINGLE PDF FILE his application file to the Foundation along with all of the above mentioned items:

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

Presentation of scholarships and method of payment

The payment will be made when the list of scholarship recipients has been approved by the Board of directors, by no later than March 31, 2022. A letter will also be sent to the recipient.

Should the scholarship payment be subject to certain requirements that are not met within the required period of time, the scholarship will automatically be canceled and no payment will be made.

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 8, 2021

Applicants must also email A SINGLE PDF FILE us their application file along with all of the aforementioned items 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 15, 2021.

All file incomplete or late will be automatically rejected.

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.