Montreal, March 1, 2019 - The application period for the Desjardins scholarships has begun. Students in Quebec and Ontario at all levels of education and in all fields have until March 31 to apply.

"These scholarships are the Foundation's way of recognizing the dedication and perseverance of young people. We want to show them that we believe in them and that we're here to help them achieve their goals," explained Nancy Lee, Manager of the Desjardins Foundation.

Every year, Desjardins help hundreds of exceptional students pursue their dreams. By completing their studies, these young people can contribute to moving our society forward. Whether it's because of their efforts in school or their involvement in their community, Desjardins helps extraordinary young people every year!

About the Desjardins Foundation

Established in 1970, the Desjardins Foundation is a charitable organization that contributes to young people's academic success by awarding prizes and scholarships and partnering with respected organizations. In 2018, it provided nearly $2.4 million in program support to 185,000 young people in Quebec and Ontario. The Desjardins Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Desjardins Group, Canada's leading financial cooperative group. The Foundation helps enrich the lives of individuals and communities by promoting education.

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