The first scholarship program is mainly aimed at young people who are already studying at another university of applied sciences.
We have agreements with colleges, mainly in the Montreal and Quebec area, where a student can come here for a semester and we offer him fundingexplains Jean Gagné, director of studies at Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles.
Depending on the program of study chosen, the scholarship provides for an envelope of $6,000 paid over two years.
Seven French-language and two English-taught degree programs are the target of this scholarship
To take advantage of this, students must be from the regions of the national capital, Centre-du-Québec, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Montérégie, Montreal, Nord-du-Québec or Outaouais.
However, the study director indicates that young people from the region may also qualify if they live 100 kilometers or more from the campus.
to promote access to higher education for our students in our own region†
Make up for the labor shortage
A second scholarship program is offered to students who choose to study in an industry where the demand for labor is very highadds Jean Gagne.
The targeted sectors are social work, special education, ICT and early childhood education.
Depending on the course chosen, the amount paid to the student varies between $2,200 and $6,000. The money can be awarded to students regardless of their region of origin.
The Youth Education Techniques course is the only one where students can combine the two scholarship envelopes, if they meet the criteria of geographical origin. They can then collect as much as $10,600 in scholarships.
Maintaining the educational offer in Gaspé
The Cégep de Gaspésie et des Îles, which has 1,022 registered students. The institution has no forecast of how many students it hopes to attract with these two scholarships.
Jean Gagné hopes, however, that the number of candidates will be sufficient to maintain the training offer.
We have experienced a regional decline that has impacted our admissions applications. If we have 20% more regional clientele, it would exceed our expectationsspecifies the director of studies.
Interested candidates are invited to apply for the fall entry before March 1, 2022.
Both scholarships come from the budget of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.