Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Postsecondary entities wanting to participate in the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies
in French as a Second Language Program must submit a new proposal every year, for consideration.

Applicants for funding must consult and complete the following documents, as the case may be:

Proposals must be submitted no later than Friday, October 30, 2020, 5 p.m. (EDT).

REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

Please send all requests for information to boursesfls@acufc.ca.

It’s rewarding to be bilingual!

English-speaking Canadians enrolled in the first year of a college or university program have an opportunity to receive a $3,000 bursary to perfect their bilingualism while studying in a field of interest.

This yearly program was established by the Government of Canada. Its aim is to encourage young English-speaking students to pursue their postsecondary studies in French. The objective is simple: Allow a greater number of English-speaking Canadians to become bilingual.

850 non-renewable bursaries

each worth $3,000, will be awarded yearly from 2019 to 2023.

This video provides an overview of the Program.

A 2018 study conducted by the Conference Board of Canada on behalf of the ACUFC reveals that bilingualism leads to better employment opportunities and to attractive salaries. In a competitive job market, the economic advantages of mastering English and French are clear, as explained in this video.

Being bilingual presents many advantages, but certainly one of the most rewarding is to expand one’s openness to the Francophonie and understanding of Francophone culture. This video provides a taste of the cultural richness of studying in French.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To receive a bursary for postsecondary studies in French as a second language, one must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Have English as the first official language spoken;
  • Study full time in a Canadian institution during the current year;
  • Have completed their secondary school studies in an English-language institution and graduated from this institution;
  • Have reached the postsecondary level of education;
  • Be enrolled in the first year of a postsecondary study program in French;
  • Be at least 17 years old on the first day of class;
  • Demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of French to be able to study in that language;
  • Intend to pursue full-time studies in a college or undergraduate university program in Canada, to take at least 50% of their courses and participate in related activities (placements and training activities in the community) in French.

Note: Special consideration will be given to students facing financial challenges and those who come from under-represented groups.

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Interested students must submit an application directly to the colleges, universities and university faculties participating in the FSL Bursary Program.

These institutions will be in charge of assessing student applications and awarding bursaries.

The ACUFC will not be accepting submissions directly from students.

CALL FOR VIGILANCE:

The Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) has noticed an increase in fraudulent communications and social media channels. Please note that the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne or postsecondary educational institutions will never ask you for funds to obtain access to the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program. When in doubt, please contact us at boursesfls@acufc.ca.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING ENTITIES

Prince Edward Island

Collège de l’Île

Ms. Christine ARSENAULT

Admissions and Student Services Coordinator

christine.arsenault@collegedelile.ca

www.collegedelile.ca

Nova Scotia

Université Sainte-Anne

Ms. Josée GAUVIN

Agente de liaison

recrutement@usainteanne.ca

www.usainteanne.ca

New Brunswick

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

Mr. Juan Manuel TORO LARA

Gestionnaire, Services aux étudiants internationaux et recrutement étudiant

Juan.toro@ccnb.ca

www.ccnb.ca

Maritime College of Forest Technology

Ms. Vanessa ALBERT

Recruteure/Agente d'admission

valbert@mcft.ca

mcft.ca/fr

Université de Moncton

Ms. Renée SAVOIE-POWER

Responsable, Service des bourses et de l’aide financière

renee.savoie-power@umoncton.ca

www.umoncton.ca

Quebec

Cégep Limoilou

Mr. Stéphane GOULET

Coordonnateur aux affaires étudiantes

Stephane.Goulet@cegeplimoilou.ca

cegeplimoilou.ca

Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Ms. Marie-Claude BRISSON

Conseillère à l’aide financière et à la communauté

Marie-Claude1.Brisson@cstjean.qc.ca

www.cstjean.qc.ca/

Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Ms. Mélanie ST-CYR

Conseillère en information scolaire et professionnelle

mstcyr@leseminaire.ca

www.seminaire-sherbrooke.qc.ca/collegial/

Université Laval

Ms. Julie SHINK

Coordonnatrice d’opérations

coordonnateur_premier_cycle@bbaf.ulaval.ca

repertoire.bbaf.ulaval.ca/bourse/permalien/3477/18290

Université de Montréal

Ressources socio-économiques des Services aux étudiants

financersesetudes@sae.umontreal.ca

bourses.umontreal.ca/accueil/

Ontario

Collège Boréal d’arts appliqués et de technologie

Ms. Nancy RAYMOND

Director, Office of Advancement

Nancy.Raymond@collegeboreal.ca

www.collegeboreal.ca/

Dominican University College

Ms. Caroline VANDERGOTEN

Associate Registrar

registraire@dominicanu.ca

www.udominicaine.ca/etudiants-actuels/ressources/bourses

Laurentian University

Ms. Josée GERVAIS

Manager, Student Awards, Fees and MyLaurentian Hub

jgervais@laurentian.ca

laurentienne.ca/droits-de-scolarite-et-renseignements-financiers/bourses-et-aide-financiere

University of Ottawa

Financial Aid and Awards

pretsetbourses@uottawa.ca

bourses.uottawa.ca/p/a/217457/

University of Sudbury

Dr. Paul LAVERDURE

Director of Library and Archive Services and Academic Delegate

plaverdure@usudbury.ca

usudbury.ca/

Glendon Campus, York University

Ms. Mireille ABOU-HANNA

Director, Student Recruitment & Applicant Relations

m.hanna@glendon.yorku.ca

www.glendon.yorku.ca/futurestudents/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries/#1575660407200-24170112-26e7

Manitoba

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Ms. Marie JIVAN

Admissions / Financial Aid Coordinator

marie.jivan@umanitoba.ca

law.robsonhall.com/programs/jd/bilingual-course-offerings/

Université de Saint-Boniface

Mr. Stéphane GOSSELIN

Assistant Registrar

sgosseli@ustboniface.ca

ustboniface.ca/bourses/acufc-fl2-bursary

Saskatchewan

La Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina

Mr. André MAGNAN

Associate Director

andre.magnan@uregina.ca

lacite.uregina.ca/bourses

Alberta

Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta

Ms. Emma YELLOWBIRD

Chef des services étudiants

emmanuel@ualberta.ca

csj.ualberta.ca

British Columbia

Collège Éducacentre

Ms. Isabelle Thibault

Academic Director

isabellethibault@educacentre.com

Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), Simon Fraser University

Ms. Rachelle HIEBERT

French Cohort Program Student Advisor & Administrator

fcpmgr@sfu.ca

www.sfu.ca/baff-offa

Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Faculty of Arts - University of British Columbia

Dr. Anne Salamon

Assistant Professor of French

anne.salamon@ubc.ca

fhis.ubc.ca

francophonie.ubc.ca/

Partnership Program

Certification in Common Law in French (CCLF)

Professor Caroline Magnan

Director

cmagnan@uottawa.ca

commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/programs/certificate-common-law-french-cclf

The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program exists thanks to the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023 (APOL) – Investing in Our Future. The federal government made a commitment to promoting a bilingual Canada, in particular by supporting English-speaking Canadians in learning French.

The ACUFC was assigned the responsibility for implementing this Program by the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.