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"Intern Perseverance and Success Scholarship"

In the event of discrepancy between the information included here and the information on the MEES website, the latter shall prevail.

The "Intern Perseverance and Success Scholarship" from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) entitles students enrolled in an accredited teacher training program (i.e. B.Ed. or MATL, at McGill) to a total of $3,900 upon completion of their final placement.

Here are some key points about the program’s eligibility requirements, for your information:

  • Only students completing their final placement are eligible – for B.Ed. students, this is their 4th Field Experience (FE4); for MATL students, this is their 2nd Internship (IN2).
  • The $3,900 is provided in 2 instalments: $1,950 after the placement has started and $1950 upon the confirmed completion of the placement.
  • International students are eligible for the program
  • Student teachers are NOT eligible if the placement is employment or if they are being remunerated for completing the placement – therefore, MATL student teachers on contract and B.Ed. students who go on certain distant placements may NOT be eligible.
    • If you have related employment that is NOT connected to your placement (e.g. tutoring after school), then you are eligible.
  • Student teachers are NOT eligible if they substitute teach for their CT for more than 5 days/32 hours during their FE4/IN2 placement.
  • Student teachers are NOT eligible if the placement takes place outside Quebec, except in "exceptional circumstances"
    • Please note that receiving the scholarship money is ultimately contingent on government approval and is not guaranteed. If you complete an FE4 Distant Placement outside of Quebec, you do risk potentially not receiving the scholarship amount. Please note that this new eligibility condition does not affect those interested in Distant Placements in Indigenous communities in Quebec, since these are in-province.

  • If you withdraw and start your placement over again, you will NOT receive the first instalment a second time, since it will have previously been made.
  • The amount paid under this program is deemed taxable income and a tax slip will be mailed to you for your tax return.
  • You do not need to be a Government Aid recipient to be eligible to receive this scholarship
  • You are not eligible for the program if you benefit from the Allocation d'Emploi Québec, such as via the Mesure de formation de la main-d'œuvre
  • Government Aid recipients: If you are a beneficiary of any Loans and Bursaries Program, the amounts received under this program must be reported on the Scholarships or bursaries line of your application for financial assistance.

If you are eligible to participate in the program, here is how you can submit your application:

  1. Apply for the program during the term in which your placement takes place and not before the term has started
    • Students should only apply for the program when they know the details of their placement (e.g. host school location), which is typically 1-2 weeks before the placement starts.
    • NOTE: The University is NOT able to confirm your enrolment in a term prior to when your final placement occurs, nor are we able to confirm your application until the details of your placement (e.g. host school location) are confirmed. The ISA Office can only confirm your IN2/FE4 enrolment and eligibility for the IPSS to McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) during the first week of your placement at the earliest. The SSAO then submits this confirmation to the government on a weekly basis, as students apply for the scholarship.
    • Students completing Internship 2 (IN2) should apply during the Fall semester, unless indicated otherwise.
    • Students completing Field Experience 4 (FE4) should apply during the Winter semester, unless indicated otherwise. 
  2. Access the online application from the MEES website.
    • Follow all directions as outlined on the MEES website to complete your IPSS application.
    • You will require your Permanent Code to complete the application. For more information on where to find your Permanent Code, visit the McGill Legal Documents website Most students can find their Permanent Code at the top of their Unofficial Transcript. 
    • When you are prompted to enter the name of the person in charge of the internship at the educational institution, please enter Mitchell Miller and 514-398-7046 as the telephone number.
    • Please note: ​​​​​students are no longer required to have their application stamped/signed by the ISA office, since the application has moved to an online format. 
  3. Wait for your payments (direct deposit or cheque by mail)
    • Per the Ministry: "Payment requests received during the week will be produced every Friday. Direct deposits and cheques will be processed no later than three (3) business days following the payment request production. Payments will not be processed before the internship begins."

If you have any questions on how this will impact your Government Aid assessment, contact the Scholarships & Student Aid Office.

For more information on the Intern Perseverance and Success Scholarship (purpose, payment instalments, conditions, etc.), visit the MEES website.

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