Scholarships & Bursaries

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Aditya Youth Trust Fund Bursaries (AYTF)

History The Aditya Youth Trust Fund (AYTF) is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the positive development of youth and assisting them in achieving their full potential. The fund was created in the Memory of Aditya Varun Pathak, a bright young man who passed away at a very young age.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have completed a first semester at John Abbott College; preferably a second semester student
  • Demonstrate Financial Need (Family income should not exceed $50,000/yr)
  • Satisfactory Academic Standing with evident potential for academic success
  • Active in the community
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are overcoming or have overcome personal obstacles and/or challenges in the pursuit of learning
Amount $500.00 (number of Bursaries: 2)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Amy Williams Scholarship

History This scholarship is awarded by the Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club, a non-profit organization of women university graduates. The goal of the club is to foster cultural, social and political awareness, to develop sound educational values and to serve the community through the use of education and professional training. The M.L.U.W.C. has been providing financial support for over 40 years to West Island women pursuing higher education.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Resident of the West Island of Montréal
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Female
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree , accepted in Québec University

Student involvement:

  • Volunteering or work with community
  • Extracurricular Activities
Amount $2,000.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Anne-Marie Edward Scholarship

History Established to honour the memory of Anne-Marie Edward, a former John Abbott College student who was a victim of a devastating act of violence that took the lives of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de l’Université de Montréal on December 6, 1989.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree

Student involvement:

  • Volunteering or Works with community
  • Extracurricular Activities
Amount $ varies – based on return on investment
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Behzad Razavynia Memorial Scholarship

History To honour the memory of her beloved brother Behzad Razavynia and his contribution to society, Dr. Razieh Razavynia is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a serious and engaged John Abbott College student who has shown perseverance and determination in their pursuit of their education objectives and who has demonstrated leadership ability and a keen understanding of service to society.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need to continue their studies
  • Must write a letter outlining their involvement in and contribution to student and campus life at John Abbott College and/or involvement in the student’s own community, and how this award would help them.

Preference will be given to a student of Iranian background.

Amount $1,000.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Carbon Footprint Reduction/Sustainability Scholarship

History This scholarship was established in 2019 by a John Abbott employee to be awarded to a student or group of students who present(s) the best project to reduce the carbon footprint of the John Abbott College community and beyond and/or to enhance sustainability.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Be graduating from a John Abbott College program; entering university anywhere in Canada
  • Must have maintained a good academic standing during the course of their studies
  • Must write a letter explaining their project to reduce the carbon footprint and its impact

Student involvement:

  • Be volunteering at the College, in their community or beyond in environmental initiatives
Amount $200.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

David Burt Memorial Scholarship

History Established to acknowledge the commitment of a very popular and well-liked Chair and teacher of the Biology department in its formative years. This scholarship is awarded to a Biology student with high academic standing who intends to pursue the study of health sciences.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • The recipient is chosen by the faculty members of the Biology department.
Amount $500.00 (may be divide into 2 scholarships of $250.00)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Desjardins Scholarships

History The Desjardins Foundation supports young people and the next generation of the workforce by recognizing the importance of education in Desjardins employment fields and offers scholarships in these fields of study.
Eligibility / Criteria In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • have a primary place of residence in Québec;
  • be full-­‐time students at John Abbott College; and
  • have completed at least two consecutive semesters of college studies
Amount 5 scholarships at $1,000
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Doug Anakin Scholarship

History Established to acknowledge the commitment of Doug Anakin, who pioneered the development of the Outdoor Education Program at the College. This scholarship recognizes a student who displays a commitment towards physical education through involvement in outdoor pursuits.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-Time student with the 1st year completed (2nd year student  outdoor ED)
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Demonstrated good leadership skills
  • Motivation to help others in outdoor pursuits
  • Displayed responsibility towards the environment
  • Demonstrated community commitment
  • Contribution towards improving the quality and accessibility of Outdoor pursuits at John Abbott College
Amount $500.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Emeka Ngadi Memorial Physics Scholarship

History The Emeka Ngadi Memorial Physics Scholarship is to recognize and celebrate high achieving students in Science, particularly physics. The scholarship is also to encourage academically strong students to develop leadership skills and contribute to their communities as exemplified by Emeka Ngadi. The desire is to create a cycle of reciprocity through education, empowerment, and encouragement.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time graduating science student at John Abbott
  • Must be among the top graduating students in physics
  • Must be involved in extracurricular activities and community involvement Consideration will be given to students with financial challenges
Amount $1,000.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Gary W. Sims Québec Association of Applied Educational Technology Scholarship

History The Québec Association of Applied Educational Technology (Q.A.A.E.T.) created this scholarship in the name of Gary W. Sims in order to recognize the work he did as member and director of the organization. As well, the scholarship honours Sims’ history of promoting audiovisual technology in the classroom for over 35 years as a representative of the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal (Dunton High School) from 1969-1971 and also at John Abbott College from 1971-2004.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Graduating Student (qualify to attend Convocation)
  • Academic merit or excellence in the field of Audiovisual Multimedia production (television, radio, photography, software)
  • All applications must include a hard copy sample of the student’s work for the Selection Committee to review.
Amount $500.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Joanne Watson Bursary for a Single Parent

History Joanne Watson retired after a 25-year career at John Abbott College, her last few being in the Student Services area where her generous and caring nature was perfectly aligned with the needs of students that she met along the journey.

As a heartfelt appreciation to her, and in the true spirit of what Joanne represents, one of her colleagues wanted Joanne to be remembered for being a great advocate for students and her involvement in making feel safe, warm and fed by instituting a bursary in her name.

Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time or deemed full-time student at John Abbott
  • Must be a single parent
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing
Amount $500.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

John Abbott College Administrative Support Personnel Association Bursary

History The John Abbott College Administrative Support Personnel Association bursary was established in 2018 to help graduating students pursue their post-graduate goals, be it in continuing their education or entering the work force.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • One graduating John Abbott College student in a technology program and one graduating John Abbott College student in any program
  • The applicants must demonstrate financial need
Amount $250.00 (number of Bursaries 2)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

John Abbott College Faculty Association Bursaries

History The John Abbott College Faculty Association has been a longtime supporter of students with outstanding financial need who have demonstrated potential for academic success.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division with one semester completed
Amount 2 X $1,000.00 in the fall
2 X $ 1,000.00 in the winter
Distribution of Funds Fall and Winter semesters

John Abbott College Faculty Association Scholarship (Graduating student)

History Established in 1994, and funded by the John Abbott College Faculty Association, this scholarship is intended to financially assist a graduating student in pursuing a higher education.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree
Amount $500.00 (number of scholarships: 2)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

John Abbott College Management Association Bursary (JACMA)

History The Mentorship Bursary is awarded annually to support a student in need of financial assistance who is enrolled in a full-time program, is in good academic standing and shows potential for academic success.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and Resident of Quebec
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount $500.00 (2 instalment payment of $250.00 each)
Distribution of Funds Fall / Winter

John Abbott College Professional Association Bursary

History Established in 1980, and funded by membership dues, the Professional Association provides bursaries to financially needy students who show potential for successful completion of their program of study.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount $500.00 (number of scholarships: number of scholarships: 3)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

John Abbott College Scholarship

History In celebration of John Abbott College excellence in education, the John Abbott College Foundation is offering a special graduation scholarship.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time or deemed full-time student at John Abbott
  • Must be in satisfactory academic performance
Amount $5,000.00 (Can be divided depending on the number and quality of applications.)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Kiwanis of Lakeshore Montreal Bursary

History The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Montreal is a service club dedicated to supporting children and the community. In recognition of their commitment to supporting young people, two students who demonstrate financial need will be awarded monetary prizes annually.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time student registered in their second or third year (can be in any program)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Kiwanis recognizes the reality that bursary candidates from single parent homes, ort who are themselves single parents, face special challenges that should be considered in the selection process. This should not, however, render other candidates ineligible
  • Involvement in and contribution to student and campus life at John Abbott College and/or involvement in the student’s own community
Amount $400.00 (number of Bursaries 2)
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Luann Bisaillon Scholarship

History Established shortly after her death in 1994, the Luann Bisaillon Scholarship honours the memory of a well-loved and devoted college employee of the Centre for Continuing Education by providing financial support to a deserving full-time John Abbott College student.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Adult Student (18 Yrs old +)
  • Female
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student
Amount $1,000.00
Distribution of Funds Fall semester

Nick Arganski Memorial Scholarship

History This scholarship honours the memory of Nick Arganski, a Mathematics teacher at John Abbott College during its first 25 years of existence. The scholarship is awarded each year to the top Mathematics student at the College.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree
  • Highest achievement in the field of Mathematics
Amount $500.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

O'Farrell Wondrous Adventure Scholarship

History The O’Farrell Wondrous Adventure Scholarship was established by Brenda O’Farrell, on the occasion of being named the first Irish Woman of the year, to support a young female student of Irish heritage from the Off-Island region in whatever wondrous adventure they choose or find themselves on.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-time John Abbott College female student
  • Of Irish descent or Irish heritage
  • Residing in the Hudson/St. Lazare/Vaudreuil area
  • In good academic standing with a minimum average of 75%
Amount $1000.00
Distribution of Funds March

Ruth and Cy Harris Memorial Bursary

History Established by Cathy and Andrew Harris, this bursary is in honour of their parents, Ruth and Cy Harris, the contribution they made to society and their strong belief in the importance of education.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Full-Time student with the 1st year completed
Amount $500.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

The Selma and John Greenblatt Memorial Scholarship

History This scholarship was created to honour the memory of Selma Greenblatt, former John Abbott College Counsellor, whose fourteen year stay at the College was a model for others in interested in pursuing careers in the helping professions.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Mature Student (21 Yrs old +)
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Post CEGEP education in either the performing arts or helping professions field.
Amount $500.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

Sylvain Duguay Memorial Scholarship

History The Sylvain Duguay Memorial Scholarship was created in 2017 to commemorate Sylvain Duguay by sustaining the challenge he would, himself, have posed to each incoming class. By fostering Sylvain’s approach to the humanities, the Scholarship aims to encourage and inspire motivated students who share his goals of insight, understanding, knowledge and service.

This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to a student at John Abbott College who exemplifies a passion for the arts and/or who supports social justice, and who contributes to the community

Eligibility / Criteria
  • Be registered full-time in their second or third year at John Abbott College and must have completed at least one Humanities course
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Good Academic Standing with evident potential for academic success
  • Write a letter (or use some other creative medium such as art, video, music, poetry, etc.) outlining their involvement in and contribution to student and campus life at John Abbott College, and/or their involvement in the student’s own community, as well as their interest in the arts and/or their pursuit of social justice. Students should also explain how this award would help them.

Note: any creative application will be evaluated on its content, and not its artistic merit.

  • Submit a letter of reference from a professor in the Humanities department of John Abbott College, or any other recognized educational institution
Amount $1000.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

SUJAC Bursaries

History The Student Union of John Abbott College (SUJAC) created the SUJAC Bursary in 2016 to support students in financial difficulty at John Abbott College.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-Time student
  • Good Academic Standing
Amount Multiple awards of $100.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester

The Tammy Chen Scholarship for Future Teachers

History The Tammy Chen Scholarship for Future Teachers was established in 2018 by Thierry Neubert, Professor of Economics and former Honours Social Science Coordinator at John Abbott College, to honour one of our graduates who was killed by terrorists in Burkina Faso in August 2017, while doing humanitarian and research work. Tammy was close to completing her PhD in education at Cambridge University.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Be planning a career in teaching and be entering university in a faculty of education anywhere in Canada next semester
  • Graduating student
  • Must have maintained an above average academic standing during the course of their studies
  • Volunteering in their community, interest in humanitarian work would be an asset
Amount $200.00
Distribution of Funds Winter semester
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