As part of its mission to support students through scholarships and financial aid, Marianopolis offers over 120 scholarships and bursaries each year, ranging from a few hundred dollars each to full tuition. Many of the major entrance scholarships are renewable into a student’s second year. The College also offers scholarships exclusively for returning students.
Funded by The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation, scholarships are awarded according to established criteria and cannot exceed that year’s tuition amount. Children of Marianopolis employees are not eligible for any financial aid, as they do not pay tuition.
Scholarships you can directly apply for as a future student
There are many scholarships you can apply for. These are the entrance scholarships for Fall 2018:
Director General’s Student Life Scholarship ($2,750): five renewable scholarships for incoming students in any program who possess significant potential to contribute to the quality of student life at Marianopolis.
Environmental Entrance Scholarship ($2,000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates an interest in environmental issues.
McQueen Family Social Justice Entrance Scholarship ($2,000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice.
Mireille and Murray Steinberg Family Foundation Bursary ($1,000): for an incoming student applying to the Social Science program who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
O’Linda Cuffaro Entrance Bursary ($2,500): for an incoming student applying to the Health Science program who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
Richter Foundation Entrance Scholarship ($2,500): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates an interest in social entrepreneurship.
Tatiana Londono Gratitude Bursary ($2,500): two bursaries for incoming female students in any program who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
How to apply
Online application forms: the online application module is now closed.
1) your most recent provincial income tax notice of assessment
2) the most recent provincial income tax notice of assessment of your parent, guardian or sponsor with whom you reside or most recently resided
3) your curriculum vitae. This should include a personal statement that captures the best of you in 100 words or less, followed by an outline of any employment or volunteering experience, extra-curricular activities, special skills and hobbies, awards and honours
4) if applying for the Environmental or Student Life scholarships: two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher or staff member of your high school; both letters must describe how the person knows you and provide information that supports your application (your character and personal qualities, previous work or involvement, etc.)
A selection committee will choose the winners based on the overall quality of their application. You will be notified of the committee’s decision before your deadline to confirm your attendance at the College. The amount of financial aid awarded cannot exceed the tuition cost for that year.
For more information about financial aid and scholarships, contact Financial Aid Clerk Kate Fitzpatrick.
Director General’s Merit Scholarships
Each year, Marianopolis offers five $2,750 scholarships to first-year students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who have completed Secondary IV and V in a Quebec high school. Recipients of the Director General’s Merit Scholarships are selected based on their final high school grades. They are invited to apply soon after they begin their first semester at the College.
Scholarships that you are automatically considered for as a new student based on high school grades
The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation gives over 100 scholarships and awards to students each spring. These are applied as credit toward a student’s tuition in the fall. Recipients are notified by mail.
The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation Entrance Scholarship ($1,000): 10 entrance scholarships are awarded to the top students in the following program categories:
- Health and Pure & Applied Science: three $1,000 awards
- Social Science (all profiles) and Commerce: three $1,000 awards
- Arts, Literature and Communication: one $1,000 award
- Music: one $1,000 award
- Arts and Science: one $1,000 award
- Liberal Arts: one $1,000 award
These scholarships are awarded according to the following criteria:
- Grades calculated at the time of admission.
- Double DEC students are considered in both program categories. Only one award is granted.
- Completion of Secondary IV and V in a Quebec high school.
- Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
- First-year student only.
The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation Entrance Award ($500): tuition credit is awarded to 100 first-year students. These $500 prizes are distributed among top students in the various programs offered at Marianopolis according to the following criteria:
- Top candidates based on program average of grades calculated at the time of admission. For students in Arts and Science, the overall average is considered because of the nature of program.
- Double DEC students are considered in both categories. Only one award is granted.
- Currently attending and having completed Secondary IV in a Quebec high school.
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