Every year, the Fondation Donatien-Frémont awards about a dozen scholarships worth a total of $13 000 to Francophone students intending to make their career in the fields of communications, journalism or graphic arts.
The Fondation Donatien-Frémont gives priority to candidates in financial need who demonstrate a commitment to embark on a career in the field of the print press within one of Canada's minority Francophone communities.
Size of scholarships
A dozen scholarships are awarded each year in amounts ranging from $500 to $1000 per recipient.
Recipients of a Donatien-Frémont scholarship may receive a supplement in the amount of 50% of their scholarship if, at the end of their year of university, they complete an eight-week internship in a newspaper that is a member of the Fondation Donatien-Frémont.
How to apply
Portfolios must be submitted to the Fondation Donatien-Frémont by July 31 of each year. You can download the application form
(French only), or call 613-241-1017 for further information.
The selection committee chooses recipients and the amount of the scholarship awarded, based on the following criteria:
- Field of study: relevance of field of study to the needs of the Francophone and Acadian print press in Canada;
- Career plan: applicant's willingness to pursue a journalism career in a Francophone community outside Quebec at the end of his or her studies;
- Letter of recommendation: letter of recommendation from a newspaper that is a member of the Fondation Donatien-Frémont;
- Academic record: proof of enrolment at the chosen educational institution and most recent school transcript;
- Financial need: explanation of applicant's need for funding of his or her studies;
- Personal declaration: affirmation of the accuracy of the information in the portfolio.