Quebec Women Enrolled In These University Programs Can Get Up To $12K In Scholarship Money

There are also new scholarships for female CEGEP students studying IT.

Quebec announced new scholarships for women studying tech, as an effort to attract and retain women in fields where they are typically underrepresented, according to a news release from the Office of the Minister of Higher Education. 

All women enrolled in a full-time university program in computer science, computer engineering and construction, and electrical, electronic and communications engineering will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years — by the end of their studies, this would total $12,000.

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For CEGEPs, women enrolled in information technology (IT) programs who have completed two full-time semesters and are registered for a third semester will be awarded a scholarship of $3,000.

A second $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to new graduates of information technology CEGEP programs.

The eligible CEGEP programs for the new scholarships are:

  • Computer systems technology

  • Industrial electronics technology

  • Engineering physics technology

  • Computer science technology

  • Electronics technology and science

  • Computer science and mathematics

The new scholarship programs are set to stay in effect until the 2024-2025 school year.