Receive a Scholarship

By awarding scholarships, Montréal Pride wishes to encourage greater participation by students, community groups and low income individuals at the conference on LGBTTIQA2S Lives: Our Struggles, Our Victories, Our Challenges.

The deadline for applications was March 31, 2017

a) Admission criteria for candidates

  • Reside in Canada;
  • Provide parental consent, if minor.
  • Be a full-time student within a field of study or research related to LGBTTIQA2S communities (anthropology, philosophy, psychology, public health, sociology, sexology, social work or any other relevant discipline)
  • Or be a member of a community group
  • Or be a low income individual.

b) Required documents

  • Completed application form
  • For students: proof of student status (copy of Winter 2017 course schedule)
  • For members of community groups: a statement signed by the board of directors indicating the candidate’s relation to the group
  • For low income individuals: a letter signed by you, attesting to your income less than $ 25,000 per year.

c) Eligibility period

Applicants must complete the form no later than 11 pm (EST) on March 31, 2017.

d) Conference benefits

  • Scholarship recipients will receive accreditation for the three days of the conference, have access to all sessions (workshops, panels, plenaries, etc.) and have all meals provided (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 coffee breaks and snacks, 1 opening cocktail and 1 closing dinner).
  • Montréal Pride will provide a public transportation pass for 3 days (unlimited travel).
  • Montréal Pride will cover a portion of the transportation costs (out of Montreal)
  • For accommodations, lodging in private homes will be preferred (out of Montreal).

e) Awarding of scholarships

  • The scholarship subcommittee, under the responsibility of the Scientific Committee, assesses applications for scholarships and awards them according to the number of applicants, their specific situations, the available budget and the quality of the applications.
  • The subcommittee will also try to ensure that recipients are representative of local, provincial, national communities and of ethnocultural, sexual and gender diversity.
  • Once the scholarships are awarded, recipients will be responsible for making their own reservations and payment for transportation and accommodations.

Montréal Pride agrees to reimburse up to 75% of the expenses incurred. Recipients must submit their invoices at the conference reception desk.

Montréal Pride will inform scholarship recipients that they have been selected no later than April 17, 2017, at 11:00 pm (EST). Recipients will have until May 1, 2017, at 11 pm (EST) to accept or refuse the scholarship, by emailing Montréal Pride at [email protected]. If the recipients do not confirm acceptance of their scholarship, it will be reattributed. This reattribution will be announced no later than May 15, 2017, at 11:00 pm (EST). Candidates who have not received a response by May 31, 2017, should assume that they have not been selected for a scholarship.

f) Requirements for scholarships recipients

  • Retrieve their conference badge each day of the conference from the reception desk;
  • Submit a 1,000-word report summarizing their conference learnings as it relates to their field of study or research, within 30 days of the conference.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Reminder of important dates

  • Between November 28, 2016, and March 31, 2017, at 11 pm (Eastern Time): Candidates must submit their applications via the Montréal Pride website.
  • No later than April 17, 2017, at 11:00 pm (EST): Montréal Pride will inform recipients that they have been selected for a scholarship.
  • By May 1, 2017, at 11:00 pm (EST): the recipient may accept or reject the scholarship by emailing Montréal Pride.
  • May 15, 2017: Montréal Pride will inform recipients of the second round of scholarship awards (if necessary).