MONTREAL, Dec. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Fondation Desjardins is launching a call for applications for its 2011-2012 scholarships. A total of $533,000 in the form of 202 scholarships will be awarded to students.
Scholarship candidates at the Bachelor's level ($1,250), Master's level ($7,500) and Doctorate level ($10,000) have until March 1, 2011, to send their application to Fondation Desjardins.
The Fondation will also be accepting applications from doctoral students for three research grants until April 1, 2011. A $25,000 grant and a $15,000 grant will be awarded for research related to the theme "Environment and Society". A third grant of $10,000 will be allocated for studies in the field of cooperation.
Applications will also be accepted until April 1 for the Dorimène Bursaries ($2,500) for women going back to school, as well as for the four Special bursaries in the fields of finance ($7,500), actuarial sciences ($5,000), mental health ($10,000) and gerontology ($7,500), funded by Desjardins Financial Security.
These awards are open to full-time students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Québec. The research grants, Dorimène Bursaries and Special bursaries are also open to students who are members of caisses in Ontario.
Application forms and eligibility criteria are available from Québec universities and CEGEPs and on the Desjardins Web site at www.desjardins.com/fondation.
About Fondation Desjardins
Fondation Desjardins has been fulfilling its mission to provide educational support for the past 40 years. In Québec, Fondation Desjardins is well known for distributing more university bursaries than any other private foundation. It encourages research, training, acquiring skills and employability. The Fondation rewards cooperative spirit, volunteerism and entrepreneurship. As a component of Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, the Fondation will distribute nearly $750,000 in 2010. Over the last four decades, it has granted nearly $12 million to more than 9,300 people. To find out more, consult www.desjardins.com/fondation.
For further information: For further information:
(for journalists only):