Foire aux questions

Who is eligible for the 2016-2017 Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarships?

The program is open to all students (Canadians, permanent residents, international students) who have applied for admission to a regular undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree program at Université Laval for the winter, summer, or fall semester of 2016.

Are students who have already started their degree programs eligible?

No. You are not eligible if you began your program of studies prior to the winter 2016 semester. Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarships are admission scholarships available only to students beginning a new undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral degree program at Université Laval during the winter, summer, or fall semester of 2016.

Are students entering postdoctoral, advanced graduate diploma, or short programs eligible?

No, only undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs are eligible for scholarships under Université Laval’s Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarship Program.

Are students admitted for certificate programs eligible?

No, only undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs are eligible for scholarships under Université Laval’s Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarship Program. Students who wish to pursue a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree must provide the Bureau des bourses et de l’aide financière with proof when they apply for the scholarship program.

Are part-time students eligible for the program?

No. One of the eligibility criteria is that students must be registered full-time in all sessions for which the scholarship is awarded.

Does the Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarship Program cover recipients’ tuition fees and living expenses?

No. The value of the scholarships is as follows:

  • Undergraduate level: $2,000/year (maximum of 3 or 4 years depending on anticipated length of program)
  • Master’s level: $5,000/year (maximum 2 years)
  • Doctoral level: $10,000/year (maximum 3 years)

Note that scholarships are paid to recipients (by cheque or direct deposit) after the deadline for withdrawing from courses with a refund and without failing in order to ensure that recipients are registered full-time for the session in question.

Leadership and Sustainable Development scholarships are not applied to tuition fees. Students receiving scholarships must pay their tuition fees by the date indicated in the university calendar.

What supporting documents must be submitted with my application?

You need to submit your application form and your official transcript, which must be converted into digital format as a single document. You also need to provide your IDUL number and password (the ones for your ulaval.ca email account, received from the Registrar’s Office when your application was processed) and contact information for the person providing your reference.

Is it possible to submit hard copies?

No. All applications must be submitted via the online applications page, using your IDUL number and password. Hardcopies and forms sent by email will not be accepted.

Are Capsule transcripts accepted?

No. All your official transcripts (college-level transcripts for undergraduate scholarships and all your university transcripts for graduate-level scholarships) must be converted into digital format as a single PDF document and submitted along with your application form.

Who can I use as a reference for my application?

References can be teachers, professors, employers, supervisors, or coaches. They do not have to be Université Laval professors or Québec residents. Family members, friends, and roommates cannot be used as references. References must not be related to the applicant.

Your reference must know your work, achievements, and record well enough to speak knowledgably about you. He or she must have Internet access and must complete a form attesting to your leadership activities and explaining what makes you a leader in your chosen field (the arts, environment, entrepreneurship, science, social/humanitarian action, or sports).

Can my reference complete the form in English?

Yes. Your reference will have access to an English version of the reference form.

What weight is assigned to my academic record in the committee’s decision?

In considering your file, the committee assigns a weight of 45% to leadership, 40% to involvement, and 15% to academic achievement.

When are the results announced?

Results are emailed at the beginning of May 2016. All candidates who apply on the applications page will be informed of results.

What is the procedure for renewing the scholarship?

All eligible recipients receive a scholarship renewal form during the winter semester, which they must complete and send to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office. You are required to show that they have kept up your leadership activities throughout the year. You must also ask for a letter of recommendation from a reference, either the person who originally recommended you or someone else. Renewal applications are considered by the committee and the results emailed in May 2016.