Attention, Monsieur’s and Mademoiselle’s of Quebec! If you’re on the lookout for the perfect post-secondary program at a reputed college to mark a grand return to school, then now is the best time to do so. The Quebec province has a plethora of scholarships, grants, and loan programs on offer to financially assist students of Quebec with their post-secondary educational needs.
Quebec Loans and Bursaries for Full-Time Studies, Loans for Part-Time Studies, Allowance for Special Needs Program – Adults and Quebec Scholarships are just some of the major offers that can help you in achieving your academic dreams. Let’s delve a little deeper into each of these financial aid opportunities.
If you want to pursue a full-time program but lack the financial resources to make it happen, then this offer is apt for you. Loans and Bursaries for Full-Time Studies, however, will not completely take care of your tuition fees and other living expenses. It’s a contributory loan, hence, part of the expenses will have to be borne by the student or their family, sponsor, or spouse. The applicants will have to be a citizen of Canada and a resident of Quebec to be eligible for this program.
Among other applicable eligibility criteria, the applicants will have to be a citizen of Canada and a resident of Quebec to be eligible for this program.
Apart from the student aid program for full-time students, the Quebec government also provides Loans for Part-Time Studies to help students fund their part-time courses. A contributory loan like the full-time financial aid program listed above, the part-time loan scheme is catered to following student categories: students without a parental (or sponsor’s) contribution, students with a parental contribution, students with a sponsor’s contribution, and students with a spousal contribution. Only Canadian citizens who are residents of Quebec can apply.
Please note that other eligibility criteria might also apply, along with certains conditions that might deem you ineligible.
For students who have major visual, hearing, motor, or organic disabilities, the Allowance for Special Needs Program – Adults offers the much-needed monetary help to fuel their educational aspirations. According to this provincial aid program, post-secondary students with disabilities are eligible for receiving financial assistance towards college fees as well as other practical resources such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, a reader for the visually challenged, a scribe for those with functional disabilities, and much more. You need to be a Canadian citizen and must not receive aid from any other institution to be considered eligible for this program.
Unlike the loans and bursaries, provincial scholarships are non-repayable financial aids and are awarded for students who meet certain academic, athletic, or social criteria of excellence. Two major Quebec Scholarships include Excellence Scholarships for Students in Education Programs, and Intern Perseverance and Success Scholarship.
Awarded to roughly 2500 students every academic year, this scholarship helps high school students who have an excellent academic record and are looking to join a certified, undergraduate teacher training program. Their grade point average during the upcoming academic years is also taken into consideration. Applicants can avail up to $ 30,000 during their entire teacher training course.
These scholarships are particularly targeted towards those pursuing internship programs at private or state universities in Quebec for specific courses. These courses are divided into vocational, technical, and university programs, with the scholarship amount ranging from $ 900 to $ 4,000, depending on the type of course and the importance of the internship. For example, Health, Assistance and Nursing comes under the vocational branch and hence the scholarship amount is less, whereas Bachelor of Midwifery is a university level course and hence the reward is much higher.
So, have you picked a college yet? Explore your options now!