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National Essay Contest Rules

  1. CONTEST PERIOD

The Contest begins on October 2, 2018 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on December 21, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time (the “Contest Period”).

  1. ELIGIBILITY

This Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who at the time of entry are enrolled in a Canadian high school in Grade 10, 11 or 12 (Secondary IV or Secondary V in the province of Quebec). Employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of Le français pour l’avenir / French for the Future Inc. (the “Sponsor”), the University of Ottawa, l’Université de Montréal, l’Université Sainte-Anne, l’Université de Moncton, l’Université de Saint-Boniface, the University of Alberta, York University, the University of Lethbridge, le Collège Boréal, La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina, le Collège de l’Île, or the University of British Colombia, their advertising and promotion agencies, and the Contest judges (the “Judges”) are not eligible to enter the Contest.

The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate, and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading personal details and/or information.

  1. HOW TO ENTER

No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. To enter the Contest, go to www.www.french-future.org, click on the Contest link on the home page, then on the entry form link on the Contest page. An entry form will appear. Fully complete the entry form (which requires your name, address, telephone number and email address as well as the grade you are in, the name of your high school and the name of your school board, and your French program of study). You will then be required to upload a 750-word original essay on the following theme: “When I was in high school, playing rugby would allow me to relax and to find my balance” says Magali Harvey, member of the Canadian Rugby Team. With unlimited means (time, money, resources…), how would you improve the well-being of high school students?”.

Essays must be written in French. Limit one entry per person permitted during the Contest Period. If it is discovered that you attempted to enter more than once all your entries will be void. Entries will be rejected if the entry form is not fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period.

At the time of entry each entrant must indicate on their entry form into which of the two categories below he or she best fits. The entrant’s Essay will be judged against essays of other entrants in the same category, as is explained in more detail in the sections below.

Category 1: French Second Language (“FSL”): students whose first language is not French or students who are currently enrolled in Core French, Extended Core French, Basic French, French Immersion, or any other version or type of FSL program, available in their province or territory of residence, and who do not match any of the French First Language criteria.

Category 2: French First Language (“FFL”): students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

– whose first language is French;
– who speak, write and comprehend French with native fluency;
– who regularly speak French at home with one or both parents.
– who attend or have attended a French First Language school for more than 3 years within the past 6 years.

The Sponsor reserves the right to verify that entrants have categorized themselves in the correct Category. All selected entrants who have categorized themselves in the FSL Category (Category 1) but who in fact best fit into FFL Category (Category 2) will be disqualified.

In addition, each entrant must rank their top 3 choices of post-secondary institutions for which they would like to win a scholarship, with the entrant’s most preferred institution ranked as No. 1.

Entrants will receive electronic confirmation of receipt of their essay from the Sponsor. A message indicating that the form has been successfully submitted will appear on the screen once the applicant has successfully sent the form.

Essay Requirements: The submitted Essay must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly or selected as a winner in any other Contest and only amateur authors are eligible (defined as a person who has never earned more than $1,000 in any year as a result of having written essays, stories or articles). Essays submitted become the property of the Sponsor.

By entering this Contest, the entrant represents that the Essay is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Essay to enter the Essay in this Contest. Entrants agree that the Essay becomes the sole property of the Sponsor, who shall have the right to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Essay in whole or in part for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason. Entries not complying with these Contest rules will be disqualified.

  1. THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES

There are a total of 86 prizes to be awarded, each consisting of a scholarship to one of the following post-secondary institutions: University of Ottawa, l’Université Sainte-Anne, l’Université de Montréal, l’Université de Moncton, l’Université de Saint-Boniface, Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta, Glendon College of York University, le Collège Boréal, the French Language Centre of the University of Lethbridge, La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina, le Collège de l’Île, and the University of British Colombia. Of the 86 available prizes, 43 will be awarded to entrants in Category 1, and 43 will be awarded to entrants in Category 2.

The number and approximate retail value of each prize is set out in the table below. Each prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash. No substitutions except at the Sponsor’s option. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater value.

Scholarship

Post-secondary institutions

Number of Scholarships Offered: French Second Language Category (FSL)

(Category 1)

Number of Scholarships Offered: French First Language Category (FFL)

(Category 2)

$12,000

University of Ottawa

1

1

$12,000

Université de Montréal

1

1

$10,000

Université Sainte-Anne (N.S.)

2

2

$10,000

Université de Moncton

1

1

$8,000

University of Ottawa

1

1

$8,000

Université  de Montréal

1

1

$5,000

Université Sainte-Anne (N.S.)

1

1

$5,000

Université de Moncton

1

1

$5,000

Glendon College of York U.

1

1

$4,000

University of Ottawa

1

1

$4,000

Université de Montréal

1

1

$3,000

Université de Saint-Boniface

2

2

$2,000

Campus Saint-Jean,University of Alberta

2

2

$2,000

University of Lethbridge

1

1

$2,000

Collège Boréal

1

1

$2,000

Université de Régina

1

1

$1,500

Université de Saint-Boniface

1

1

$1,000

University of Ottawa

20

20

$1,000

Collège de l’Île

2

2

$1,000

University of British Colombia

1

1

 

 

TOTAL: 43

TOTAL: 43

  1. WINNERS MERIT LIST AND SCHOLARSHIP ATTRIBUTION
    a. Winners Merit List – global ranking

The 5 highest ranked essays in each category will receive an honorable mention on French for the Future’s website.

b. Scholarship Attribution

Scholarships will be awarded based on the participants’ first choice of postsecondary institution, and then based on score.

The participant’s first choice of postsecondary institution will take priority over score. Therefore, a student with a higher global ranking than another student would not automatically receive a scholarship, in the event that his or her chosen first choice of post-secondary institution’s scholarships have already been awarded to participants with better scores than him or her.

In cases where some scholarships could not be awarded to participants who ranked those post-secondary institutions as their first choice, the Sponsor will then award those scholarships to participants who ranked them as their second choices, and then as their third choices.

A participant can only win one scholarship per National Essay Contest.
See section 7 to 14 below for scholarship requirements.

  1. SELECTION OF PRIZE WINNERS

Each Essay will be judged by a panel of 4 Judges who will be appointed by the Sponsor. All Essays submitted will be judged on 35 points. Each Essay will receive a score from the judging panel, which will be the average of the scores given to the Essay by each Judge. The evaluation grid the Judges will use to grade each Essay they are assigned is available here.

In each Category, essays will be ranked by choice of post-secondary institution and by score.

Odds of an Essay being selected depend on the number and caliber of Essays received in the Category in which it is entered. In the event of a tie between Essays in the same Category, the Essay that received the highest combined score on clarity and coherence from the four Judges will receive the higher ranking. In the event of a further tie the tied Essay will be re-reviewed by a panel of 4 different Judges and ranked again. Essays that are not an original creation of the person submitting them, or which are illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene, all as determined solely by the Sponsor, will be disqualified.

Judging will be completed by February 8, 2019. The Sponsor will contact selected entrants by February 22, 2019 at the email address or the telephone number provided by the entrant at the time of Contest registration. Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant must sign, or have his/her parent or legal guardian sign if the selected entrant is under the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence, a standard declaration and release form, confirming, among other, that (i) they assign all intellectual property including the copyright in the Essay to the Sponsor and waive their moral rights in the Essay, (ii) they agree to the Contest rules, that they are in conformance with the Contest rules and that they agree, amongst other things, to the use without compensation of their own photographed image, their name and city of residence in all publicity campaigns related to the Contest, (iii) they will accept the prize as awarded, (iv) they release the Sponsor, the University of Ottawa, l’Université Sainte-Anne, l’Université de Montréal, l’Université de Moncton, l’Université de Saint-Boniface, the University of Alberta, York University, le Collège Boréal, the University of Lethbridge, La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina, le Collège de l’Île, and the University of British Colombia, their advertising and promotion agencies, the Contest Judges and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest, the entrant’s participation therein and/or the awarding and use of the prize or any portion thereof. The release form must be received by the Sponsor by March 1st, 2019 by email failing which the Entrant will be deemed to have forfeited his/her prize with no liability to the Sponsor. Once the release form has been received by the Sponsor, the winner will receive a letter from the Financial Aid and Awards Office of the University offering the applicable scholarship detailing the prize. The winner will be able to redeem their prize when they demonstrate to the satisfaction of the participating University offering the applicable scholarship at issue that (i) they meet the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria applicable to the scholarship which they have won, and (ii) that they will comply with all the terms and conditions applicable to the scholarship being awarded as the prize.

Accepting a prize consisting of a scholarship of any amount at any participating institution within the National Essay Contest does not oblige the Contest winner to use the scholarship money or attend its corresponding university.

In the event a prize cannot be awarded for any reason, or is forfeited by a potential winner, the Sponsor shall not be under any obligation to award the prize to an alternate entrant.

If you have not been contacted by February 22, 2019, you may assume that your Essay has not been selected for a prize.

Mid-March, 2019, the official winners of the Contest will be announced on the French for the Future website.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
    a. $12,000 Scholarships ($3,000 per year for four years) – University of Ottawa

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Ottawa, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $12,000 University of Ottawa scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria and those of the chosen program of study.
– Register for full-time studies in a program and take at least two courses per semester taught in French and/or in French as a Second Language.

Renewal criteria:

The prizes for the National Essay Contest can be renewed if the student:
– remains registered in full-time studies
– maintains at least a 7.0 (out of 10) Grade Point Average, equivalent to B+
– registers in at least two courses taught in French every semester

Notes:

This prize for the National Essay Contest may be combined with the University’s Renewable Admission Scholarship worth between $1,000 and $4,000 annually, depending on your admission average, and also with the renewable French Studies Bursary worth $1,000 annually. The potential total of these combined prizes and bursaries is $32,000.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve for up to five years.

A prize winner who participates in the National Essay Contest in a subsequent year and wins again may replace a lower amount, but the prizes cannot be combined.

This is an admission scholarship. The winner’s first year of university studies must be undertaken at the University of Ottawa to receive the first instalment of the scholarship.

b. $8,000 Scholarships ($2,000 per year for four years) – University of Ottawa

Eligibility criteria:

To receive an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Ottawa, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $8,000 University of Ottawa scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria and those of the chosen program of study.
– Register for full-time studies in a program and take at least two courses per semester taught in French and/or in French as a Second Language.

Renewal criteria:

The prizes for the National Essay Contest can be renewed if the student:
– remains registered in full-time studies
– maintains at least a 7.0 (out of 10) Grade Point Average, equivalent to B+
– registers in at least two courses taught in French every semester

Notes:

This prize for the National Essay Contest may be combined with the University’s Renewable Admission Scholarship worth between $1,000 and $4,000 annually, depending on your admission average, and also with the renewable French Studies Bursary worth $1,000 annually. The potential total of these combined prizes and bursaries is $28,000.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve for up to five years.

A prize winner who participates in the National Essay Contest in a subsequent year and wins again may replace a lower amount, but the prizes cannot be combined.

This is an admission scholarship. The winner’s first year of university studies must be undertaken at the University of Ottawa to receive the first instalment of the scholarship.

c. $4,000 Scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years) – University of Ottawa

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Ottawa, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $4,000 University of Ottawa scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria and those of the chosen program of study.
– Register for full-time studies in a program and take at least two courses per semester taught in French and/or in French as a Second Language.

Renewal criteria:

 The prizes for the National Essay Contest can be renewed if the student:
– remains registered in full-time studies
– maintains at least a 7.0 (out of 10) Grade Point Average, equivalent to B+
– registers in at least two courses taught in French every semester

Notes:

This prize for the National Essay Contest may be combined with the University’s Renewable Admission Scholarship worth between $1,000 and $4,000 annually, depending on your admission average, and also with the renewable French Studies Bursary worth $1,000 annually. The potential total of these combined prizes and bursaries is $24,000.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve for up to five years.

A prize winner who participates in the National Essay Contest in a subsequent year and wins again may replace a lower amount, but the prizes cannot be combined.

This is an admission scholarship. The winner’s first year of university studies must be undertaken at the University of Ottawa to receive the first instalment of the scholarship.

d. $1,000 Scholarships – University of Ottawa

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $1,000 scholarship from the University of Ottawa, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $1,000 University of Ottawa scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria and those of the chosen program of study.
– Register for full-time studies in a program and take at least two courses per semester taught in French and/or in French as a second language.

Notes:

This prize for the National Essay Contest may be combined with the University’s Renewable Admission Scholarship worth between $1,000 and $4,000 annually, depending on your admission average, and also with the renewable French Studies Bursary worth $1,000 annually. The potential total of these combined prizes and bursaries is $21,000.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve for up to five years.

A prize winner who participates in the National Essay Contest in a subsequent year and wins again may replace a lower amount, but the prizes cannot be combined.

This is an admission scholarship. The winner’s first year of university studies must be undertaken at the University of Ottawa to receive the first instalments of the scholarship.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL
    a. $12,000 Scholarships – Université de Montréal

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $12,000 scholarship from l’Université Montréal, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $12,000 Université de Montréal scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or offered in the French Immersion program.

Notes:

This is an admission scholarship.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the winners are eligible for a scholarship of higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, they could obtain the differential value.

b. $8,000 Scholarships – Université de Montréal

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $8,000 scholarship from l’Université Montréal, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $8,000 Université de Montréal scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or offered in the French Immersion program.

Notes:

This is an admission scholarship.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the winners are eligible for a scholarship of higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, they could obtain the differential value.

c. $4,000 Scholarships – Université de Montréal

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $4,000 scholarship from l’Université Montréal, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $4,000 Université de Montréal scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or offered in the French Immersion program.

Notes:

This is an admission scholarship.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the winners are eligible for a scholarship of higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, they could obtain the differential value.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITÉ SAINTE-ANNE (Pointe-de-l’Église, Nova Scotia)
    a. $10,000 Scholarships ($2,000 per year for five years) – l’Université Sainte-Anne (Pointe-de-l’Église, Nova Scotia)

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $10,000 scholarship from l’Université Sainte-Anne, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $10,000 Université Sainte-Anne scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or offered in the French Immersion program.

Renewal criteria:
These scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of five years provided that the award holder obtains and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and is registered full-time and takes at least nine credits per semester taught in French and/or offered in the French Immersion program.

Notes:
This is an admission scholarship. The first instalment of the scholarship must be used during the recipient’s first year of university.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the winners are eligible for a scholarship of higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, they could obtain the differential value. For example, if a winner has an average of 85 % or higher in Grade 12, he/she could qualify for a renewable scholarship of $3,000, in which case the Université Sainte-Anne would award the Essay contest scholarship ($2,000) and $1,000 as an academic scholarship.

b. $5,000 Scholarships ($1,000 per year for five years) – l’Université Sainte-Anne (Pointe-de-l’Église, Nova Scotia)

Eligibility criteria:
To receive a $5,000 scholarship from l’Université Sainte-Anne, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $5,000 Université Sainte-Anne scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or offered in the French Immersion program.

Renewal criteria:
These scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of five years provided that the award holder obtains and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and is registered full-time and takes at least nine credits per semester taught in French and/or offered in the French immersion program.

Notes:
This is an admission scholarship. The first instalment of the scholarship must be used during the recipient’s first year of university.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the upcoming academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the winners are eligible for a scholarship of higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship of, they could obtain the differential value. For example, if a winner has an average of 85 % or higher in Grade 12, he/she could qualify for a renewable scholarship of $3,000, in which case the Université Sainte-Anne would award the Essay contest scholarship ($1,000) and $2,000 as an academic scholarship.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITÉ DE MONCTON
    a. $10,000 Scholarships ($2,500 per year for four years) – l’Université de Moncton

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $10,000 scholarship from l’Université de Moncton, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $10,000 Université de Moncton scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least twelve credits per semester of classes taught in French at l’Université de Moncton

Renewal criteria:

In order to have this scholarship renewed, the award holder must obtain and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher during each year of study and takes at least twelve credits per semester taught in French at l’Université de Moncton.

Notes:

This scholarship will be awarded toward tuition fees at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up until September 2020.

For the recipients, this scholarship can be combined with any other scholarship from l’Université de Moncton.

b. $5,000 Scholarships ($1,250 per year for four years) – l’Université de Moncton

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $5,000 scholarship from l’Université de Moncton, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $5,000 Université de Moncton scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least twelve credits per semester of classes taught in French at l’Université de Moncton

Renewal criteria:

In order to have this scholarship renewed, the award holder must obtain and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher during each year of study and takes at least twelve credits per semester taught in French at l’Université de Moncton.

Notes:

This scholarship will be awarded toward tuition fees at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up until September 2020.

For the recipients, this scholarship can be combined with any other scholarship from l’Université de Moncton.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITÉ DE SAINT-BONIFACE
    a. $3,000 Scholarships – l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Number: Four (two scholarships in each category)

Value: $3,000 ($1,500 for the first academic year followed by $1,500 for the second year) for l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $3,000 scholarship from l’Université de Saint Boniface, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $3,000 Université de Saint-Boniface scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French at l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Renewal criteria:

In order to have this scholarship renewed for the second year, the award holder must obtain and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher at the end of the first year of study, register for full-time studies for the second year, and take at least nine credits per semester (60% of the course load) taught in French at l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Notes:

This is an admission scholarship. The first instalment of the scholarship must be used during the recipient’s first year of university.

This scholarship will be awarded in two instalments. The first instalment of $1,500 for the first year of the program of study and the second instalment of $1,500 will be awarded for the second year of the program of study according to the renewal criteria.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the same year they won will have their scholarship held in reserve up to one year after their high school graduation.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship from l’Université de Saint-Boniface. However, if the student is eligible for an academic scholarship of a higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, he or she could obtain the differential value.

b. $1,500 Scholarships – l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Number: Two (one scholarship in each category)
Value: $1,500 ($1,500 for the first academic year) for l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $1,500 scholarship from l’Université de Saint Boniface, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $1,500 Université de Saint-Boniface scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French at l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Renewal criteria:

In order to have this scholarship renewed for the second year, the award holder must obtain and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher at the end of the first year of study, register for full-time studies for the second year, and take at least nine credits per semester (60% of the course load) taught in French at l’Université de Saint-Boniface

Notes:

This is an admission scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other admission scholarship.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the same year they won will have their scholarship held in reserve up to one year after their high school graduation.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: SAINT-JEAN CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    a. $2,000 Scholarships ($1,000 per year for two years) – Saint-Jean Campus of the University of Alberta

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $2,000 scholarship from The University of Alberta, the student must:

Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $2,000 Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.

Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.

Register for full-time studies in a regular program at the undergraduate level and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French at the Saint-Jean Campus. The scholarship can only be awarded to secondary students (from immersion schools or French schools) who start their first year of studies in a program offered at Campus St-Jean. 

Must apply online for the scholarship no later that April, 30th.

Students in BScN-Bilingual Program and BScEng (Saint-Jean cohort) are not eligible for that scholarship.

https://uofa.ualberta.ca/campus-saint-jean/programmes/bourses

Renewal criteria:

The second instalment of the scholarship will be awarded the second year provided that the award holder obtains and maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, is registered full-time for the second year, and takes at least nine credits per semester taught in French at the Campus Saint-Jean.

Notes:

This scholarship will be awarded in two instalments. The first instalment of $1,000 will be awarded for the first year of the program of study and the second instalment of $1,000 will be awarded for the second year of the program of study according to the renewal criteria.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up until September 2020.

For the recipients, this scholarship can be combined with any other scholarship from the Saint-Jean Campus and/or the University of Alberta.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: COLLÈGE BORÉAL
    a. $2,000 Scholarships – Collège Boréal

Number: Two (One scholarships in each category)
Value: $2,000 ($2,000 for the first academic year)

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Collège Boréal, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $2,000 Collège Boréal scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the Collège Boréal’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French

Notes:

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up until September 2021.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the student is eligible for an academic scholarship of a higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, he or she could obtain the differential value.

This scholarship is not transferable to other students and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition fees once registered with the Collège Boréal.

Scholarships are valid on any Collège Boréal campus that offers post-secondary education: Sudbury, Timmins, Hearst, Nipissing, Kapuskasing, Temiskaming, Toronto, Hamilton, Welland, Windsor.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: GLENDON COLLEGE OF YORK UNIVERSITY
    a. $5,000 Scholarships ($5,000 for the first academic year) – Glendon College of York University

Number: Two (one scholarship in each category)
Value: $5,000 ($5,000 for the first academic year)

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $5,000 scholarship from Glendon College of York University, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $5,000 Glendon College of York University scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the Univeristy’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French.

Notes:

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other academic scholarship. However, if the winners are eligible for a scholarship of higher value than the scholarship of the National Essay Contest, they could obtain the differential value.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: FRENCH LANGUAGE CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
    a. $2,000 Scholarships ($2,000 for the first academic year) – French Language Centre of the University of Lethbridge

Number: Two (one scholarship in each category)
Value: $2,000 ($2,000 for the first academic year)

Eligibility criteria:

To receive a $2,000 scholarship from the French Language Centre of the University of Lethbridge, the student must:
– Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $2,000 French Language Centre of the University of Lethbridge scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
– Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria.
– Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits of French classes (during the year) from the Modern Languages Department.

Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the same academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up to one year after their high school graduation.

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITY OF REGINA – LA CITÉ UNIVERSITAIRE FRANCOPHONE
    a. $2,000 Scholarships ($2,000 for the first academic year) – University of Regina – La Cité universitaire francophone

Number: Two (one scholarship in each category)
Value: $2,000 ($2,000 for the first academic year)

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $2,000 University of Regina – La Cité universitaire francophone scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
  2. Meet the University’s general eligibility criteria and have a high school average above 80%.
  3. Register for full-time studies in the Études francophones et interculturelles program or in the Bachelor in French Education. Other programs taught in French may be considered.
  4. Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

Notes :

  • This is an admission scholarship.
  • Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the same academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up to the first admission period following their high school graduation.
  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: COLLÈGE DE L’ÎLE
    a. $1,000 Scholarships ($1,000 for the first academic year) – Collège de l’Île

Number: 4 (2 scholarships in each category)
Value: $1,000 ($1,000 for the first academic year)

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $1,000 Collège de l’Île scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
  2. Meet the Collège de l’Île’s general eligibility criteria
  3. Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or in the French immersion program.
  4. Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend college in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

Conditions for renewal:

To benefit from this scholarship for five years, the student must obtain and maintain a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 3,50 or more at the end of each year, register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least nine credits per semester of classes taught in French and/or in the French immersion program.

Notes:

For the recipients, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship. However, if the student is eligible for an academic scholarship of a higher value than the Essay Contest scholarship, he or she could obtain the differential value. For example, if a student obtain an average of 85% or more in Grade 12, he or she could qualify for a renewable scholarship of $3,000. In this case, Collège de l’Île would grant the National Essay Contest scholarship ($1,000) and $2,000 (academic).

  1. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLOMBIA
    a. $1,000 Scholarships ($1,000 for the first academic year) – University of British Colombia

Number: 2 (1 scholarship in each category)
Value: $1,000 ($1,000 for the first academic year)

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Participate in the French for the Future National Essay Contest and choose the $1,000 University of British Colombia scholarship option. Winners and finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
  2. Meet the University of British Colombia’s general eligibility criteria
  3. Register for full-time studies in a regular program and take at least three courses per semester of classes taught in French.
  4. Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend college in the 2018-2019 academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve.

Notes :

  • This is an admission scholarship.
  • Students who win scholarships but are not eligible to attend university in the same academic year will have their scholarship held in reserve up to the first admission period following their high school graduation.
  • This scholarship can be combined with any other scholarship.
  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS

Entry in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules.

By entering the Contest, each selected entrant agrees to allow the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her Essay, name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the Internet. The Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and the Contest Judges are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, or illegible entries.

Without limitation, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the Contest Judges will not be liable for any failure of the Website during the Contest; for a technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, or the Contest Judges for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination of the above. Further, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and the Contest judges will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest.

The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or amend this Contest in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, printing, distribution or production errors, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

No correspondence will be entered into except with the potential winners and winners. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the Contest judges and Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.

By submitting an entry, that entrant agrees to the Contest rules including all conditions stated therein. By submitting an Essay, the entrant submitting it automatically agrees that the Essay complies with all conditions stated in these rules and to its becoming in its entirety upon submission the property of Sponsors including in relation to all intellectual property contained therein. The Sponsors and those associated with them will bear no legal liability, expressed or implied, regarding the use of the winning Essays by the Sponsor and THE SPONSOR SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY A WINNER IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT THE WINNER HAS DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THE CONTEST RULES.

In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid online entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English language version and the French language version of the Contest Rules, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.

The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind without prior notice or obligation.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, unless the entrant otherwise agrees.