More scholarships in 2014, totalling more than $1.2 million
MONTREAL, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - From January 15 to March 17,
2014, Desjardins Foundation will be accepting applications from
full-time students in Quebec and Ontario for its 600 scholarships. This
year, Desjardins Foundation will be providing more than $1.2 million in scholarships, ranging in
value from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Foundation has scholarships open to all fields of study at the
vocational, college and university levels. Some of the scholarships
specifically target students in finance, cooperation and democratic
life, as well as students with permanent resident status. Also, in
partnership with Desjardins Financial Security and Desjardins General
Insurance, the Foundation provides scholarships in actuarial science,
geriatrics, gerontology and mental health.
To apply for a scholarship, click here.
About Desjardins Foundation
In Quebec, Desjardins Foundation is well known for distributing more
university bursaries than any other charitable organization. It
encourages research, training, skills development and employability,
and develops programmes to reduce drop-out rates. As a component of
Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada,
Fondation Desjardins has awarded more than $15 million to 10,000
recipients in Quebec and Ontario since its inception some 40 years ago.
In addition to its scholarship and bursary programs, Fondation
Desjardins manages philanthropic partnerships, including major
financing campaigns for university and hospital foundations. It also
recognizes the community involvement and volunteer work of its
officers, employees and members—in all Quebec regions.
SOURCE: Fondation Desjardins
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