Women in Technology

This program was only active in 2021-2022 and is now discontinued by the Quebec government

Perseverance Award for Women in Technology

The Quebec Government program, “Bourses de persévérance pour les étudiantes en science informatique, en génie informatique et de la construction des ordinateurs et en génie électrique, électronique et des communications” encourages women to undertake and complete their undergraduate studies within high-demand disciplines related to information technology and computer engineering. For 2021-2022, the following majors, major concentrations, honours and joint honours are in scope within the faculties of Science, Arts and Engineering:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science and Biology
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Math & Computer Science
  • Physics & Computer Science
  • Stats & Computer Science

Value: $3000, issued as a lump sum by March of the current academic year.

Student eligibility criteria at time of selection:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Female
  • Studying full-time with a minimum of 12 credits in Winter 2022 (or deemed full-time with at least 6 credits for students with a documented disability requiring academic accommodation as confirmed by the Student Accessibility & Achievement).
  • At least 12 credits already completed in their program.

No application is required. Awards are automatically processed to students’ fee account by March of the current academic year for all eligible students at the time of selection.

At present, we only have government confirmation regarding this award program for the 2021-2022 academic year. McGill contact for student inquiries: Scholarships & Student Aid Office.

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