As part of the 2021 scholarship competition, Student Life Services awarded $ 1,007,000 to 518 students. Selected of the 2,217 applications submitted this year received scholarships ranging from $ 500 to $ 10,000.
Promote academic success
These scholarships are designed to recognize students’ efforts and alleviate those who fear financial difficulties. They support and facilitate perseverance and success.
The 2021 scholarships awarded to Student Life Services are divided into four main components:
- 430 financial support scholarships totaling $ 852,500;
- 51 endurance scholarships totaling $ 100,000;
- 22 scholarships for people with disabilities totaling $ 44,000;
- 15 merit scholarships totaling $ 10,500.
86 protocols and scholarship fund agreements, including six new ones this year, make it possible to offer this impressive $ 1,007,000. Student Life Services and the Alumni and Donor Network work together to ensure that the funds raised meet the needs of the student population and that donor wishes are met. The support of the philanthropic community (individuals, external foundations, student associations, institutional funds and internal donors) demonstrates the importance of student success at the Université de Montréal.
The impact of these donations is very real, as this scholarship holder testifies:
“During these six years of reconciling family, (full-time) work and study, I have had to overcome many unforeseen events and many difficulties. All members of my family have made many sacrifices in recent years to succeed in my studies. This scholarship rewards my perseverance and my success, as well as my future diploma, and confirms that these sacrifices have paid off. At the same time, it gives me additional motivation to get involved in graduate study. The generosity of donors who help promote student success is incredible proof of the value of education. ”
– Martine P., student of the OSH certificate, winner of the FEP 2020-2021 scholarship for perseverance and success
“This scholarship is the equivalent of one semester and the money saved will make it easier for me to pay for my health. But in my eyes, this scholarship has more value. He greets all the days when I struggled with fatigue and nausea to get involved in my activities. He praises all the treatments, whether effective or not, that I have tried to control my symptoms. He appreciates all my efforts to maintain optimal health while reconciling study, work and leisure. For me, it is a pride in everything I have achieved so far, and it motivates me to continue on my academic journey with perfection. ”
– Maxime B., Master’s Degree in Physical Activity, winner of the Robert Goudreau Scholarship from the Fonds mille et un métiers 2020-2021
The evening in honor of the fellows will take place in the spring and will allow for exchanges between fellows and donors.