The Foundation will offer $12,500 in bursaries this year.

The Marichette Foundation is pleased to announce that it will award $12,500 in scholarships this year.

The Marichette Foundation offers scholarships to women residents of New Brunswick who wish to study in French at college or university and who have significant financial needs.

The Foundation will award one or more bursaries based on the applications received. The bursary awarded may be renewable for a maximum of five years.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year must be received no later than March 15, 2019 and the result of the award will be announced no later than May 15, 2019.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must :

  1. be Canadian citizens residing in New Brunswick ;
  2. be admitted on a full-time basis to a program leading to an undergraduate or graduate university degree or college diploma in French at a recognized public or private post-secondary institution ;
  3. demonstrate a significant financial need.

Students with a disability or learning disability requiring accommodation may be eligible for financial assistance even if they are enrolled in a reduced course load.

Last year, the Foundation awarded $10,000 in bursaries and scholarships. 

Émilie Rousselle, a 2018 graduate of École Odyssée de Moncton, received a $5,000 scholarship renewable for the duration of her four-year program of study at the Université de Moncton. 

Annie Landry, a mature student currently pursuing her studies in medical secretarial work at the CCNB Campbellton campus received a $2,500 scholarship. She began the final year of her two-year program in September 2018. 

Élise-Anne Laplante is returning to school by enrolling in the Master's degree in Art History at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She received a $2,500 scholarship, renewable for the duration of the master's program.

The Marichette Foundation is a charitable organization recognized since 2015 by the Canada Revenue Agency. It was created to financially support women in New Brunswick who rely on better training to help them get out of a situation of economic dependency.

The amount available annually for bursaries depends on the assets of the Fund. Through donations and fundraising activities, the Foundation has now reached just over 35% of its $2 million goal.