As part of the 2021 scholarship competition, Student Life Services awarded $1,007,000 to 518 students. Selected from 2,217 applications submitted this year, they received scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Support academic success
These scholarships are intended to recognize the efforts of students and relieve those who are worried about financial difficulties. They encourage and facilitate persistence and success.
The 2021 scholarships awarded by Student Life Services are divided into four main components:
- 430 scholarships for financial support in the total amount of $852,500;
- 51 Perseverance Scholarships for a total of $100,000;
- 22 scholarships for people with disabilities in the total amount of $44,000;
- 15 merit scholarships totaling $10,500.
86 scholarship fund protocols and agreements, including six new ones this year, make it possible to offer this impressive sum of $1,007,000. Student Life Services and the Alumni and Donor Network work together to ensure that funds raised meet the needs of the student population and that the wishes of donors are realized. The support of the philanthropic community (individuals, external foundations, student associations, institutional funds and internal donors) shows how important student success is at the University of Montreal.
The impact of these donations is very real, as evidenced by this scholarship recipient:
“During these six years of balancing family, (full) work and studies, I had to overcome many unforeseen events and many difficulties. All members of my family have made sacrifices in recent years for me to succeed in my studies. This scholarship rewards my persistence and success, as well as my future degree, confirming that those sacrifices have paid off. It also gives me additional motivation to get involved in graduate studies. The generosity of donors who help support student success is an incredible demonstration of the value of education.”
– Martine P., student of the occupational health and safety certificate, winner of the FEP 2020-2021 scholarship for perseverance and success
“This scholarship is equal to one semester and the money saved will allow me to more easily cover the expenses caused by my health condition. But in my eyes this scholarship has more value. Say hello to all the days I fought through fatigue and nausea to participate in my activities. She praises all the treatments, effective or not, that I have tried to control my symptoms. He applauds all my efforts to maintain optimal health while balancing studies, work and free time. It makes me proud of everything I have achieved so far and motivates me to continue my academic journey with excellence.”
– Maxime B., Master’s student in physical activity, winner of the 2020-2021 Robert Goudreau scholarship from the Fonda mille et un métiers.
An evening in honor of the scholarship recipients will be held in the spring and will allow exchange between recipients and donors.