SOFAD scholarships celebrate the progress and achievements of two adult learners who earned at least three credits through distance courses in 2023.
For the winning students, these credits will have contributed to the completion of a secondary school or vocational studies diploma (SSD, DVS or AVS) or post-secondary education.
Two scholarships, worth $1500 each, will be granted to two outstanding students, one in Adult Education (AE), the other in vocational studies (DVS). The scholarship winners will receive their awards in April 2024, and public announcements will be made during the AQIFGA Convention and the joint TRÉAQ-CPFGPE Symposium. In doing so, SOFAD wishes to highlight the exceptional contribution of various adult education stakeholders to the success of students who have chosen distance education.
To be eligible, a candidate must:
We encourage Adult education centres to inform all their distance education personnel and eligible students about the SOFAD scholarships.
A centre may submit the names of no more than two candidates.
Selection criteria will be applied by SOFAD. Each centre is nonetheless free to submit the names of candidates it perceives as outstanding, regardless of the criteria, because of their achievements in distance education, the impact of distance education in the pursuit of their academic and life goals, and their ability to express the potential of distance education.
Each centre is also free to apply whatever selection process it deems appropriate to identify the students most likely to succeed in competition with applicants from all regions of the province.
Download the application form here.
Adult education centres are encouraged to assist students in preparing their applications. Only complete applications will be considered.
Download a poster that you can share or display on bulletin boards in your centre here.
February 2024 — Scholarship Announcement
E-mail sent by SOFAD to distance education coordinators, with copies to interested parties.
February and March 22, 2024 — Selection of candidates in each adult education centre
March 22, 2024 — Deadline for submitting applications
Applications must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.
March 25 to April 2, 2024 — Selection of winning students by SOFAD
During the selection process, SOFAD will not divulge any information to the centres regarding its deliberations.
April 3 to 8, 2024 — Announcement to the winners and their centres
SOFAD will contact the winning students and their respective centres.
April to May 2024 — Awards and announcements
Awards will be distributed, and the winners will be announced at the AQIFGA Convention and the joint TRÉAQ-CPFGPE Symposium.
The following documents must be included with the application submitted to SOFAD:
The application must be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest on March 22, 2024.
For further information, please contact Ms. Michèle Gagné, Administrative Assistant : 514 529-2180 / email@example.com.