Assistance towards success scholarships – Students in equivalence process

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

Dates to remember

Fill out the scholarship application form by:
September 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Submit the application file by:

September 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Next competition: January 24, 2020

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 maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.3 of required qualifying courses.

  • fill out and provide by the deadline;
    • the online scholarship application form;
    • the form entitled Personal, Family and Financial situation;
    • the Income and Expense table.
  • 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

Applications are evaluated based on 6 criteria. Click on each of the criteria to find out the details.

Personal, financial situation and family status

Applicants must fill out the Personal, Family and Financial Situation form to describe the various life factors or events that impact their current financial situation. Applicants must clearly describe in the form 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.

Income and expenses

Applicants must fill out the Income and Expense table and provide the requested information to confirm the information they provided in the Personal, Family and Financial Situation form.

Applicants may include any other information or proof which they consider relevant.

Curriculum vitae

Applicants must include an up-to-date résumé with their application.

Potential for studies toward the CPA designation
List of qualifying courses
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. The list must have been approved and signed by all bodies.

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.

Note: 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 and the number of credits (only for the recognized program in progress);
- the Internet URL.

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

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 Selection committee expects quality files, which clearly demonstrate financial need. The consistency of the provided information is also an important factor.

Required documents

Applicants must email the Foundation their application file in ONE SINGLE PDF FILE that includes all of the abovementioned items:

  1. the Personal, Family and Financial Situation form (according to the example provided);
  2. the Income and Expense table and the relevant documents, if applicable (according to the example provided);
  3. the curriculum vitae;
  4. the list of qualifying courses;
  5. the proof of registration in qualifying courses;
  6. the transcript;
  7. the proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency;
  8. any other item or proof required for your application file.

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 recipients, a letter will be sent with a cheque directly to the recipients after December 1, 2019.

It should be noted that the scholarship is 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 to us online by no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019.

Applicants must also email the complete application file in one single PDF file including all the items mentioned previously, by no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019.

The documents must be properly identified.

All files that do not include the requested items in a single PDF file, all incomplete or late files will be automatically rejected. 

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