Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Program-Specific Scholarships

Several programs offer scholarships to new students. 

  • Exchange Course

    Annual scholarship of $7,500 per new student admitted to the first or second round and living in a municipality located more than 60 km away:

    • from a campus of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles offering the chosen program of study


    • from a CEGEP benefiting from this ministerial scholarship program.

    Scholarship Payments

    An amount of $3,750 will be paid after each drop deadline decreed by the Ministry of Higher Education, i.e., after September 20 (payment in mid-October) and after February 14 (payment in early March) of each year, during the two or three years of study, depending on the regular length of the program.

    Distance education students are not eligible for this scholarship program.

    Students in the following programs are eligible:

    • Processing of Aquatic Products
    • Marine Mechanics
    • Professional Fishing
    • Aquaculture
    • Industrial Maintenance
    • Forestry
    • Social Work
    • Intervention in Delinquency
    • Medical Archives
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Arts, Letters and Communication
    • Accounting and Management
    • Social Science
    • Natural Science

    Regional Exception

    For the Matapédia, Paspébiac, Bonaventure and Grande-Vallée high schools, all programs are eligible, except for DCS Springboard, Adventure Tourism, Tourisme d’aventure and Legal Techniques.

    Student Mobility – One Semester

    Students coming from partner CEGEPs and participating in a mobility semester according to the agreements in effect will receive $3,750 for their mobility semester, according to the same payment terms as those stated above. It is necessary to have a full-time student status to obtain the scholarship during a mobility semester.

    Perspective Québec Scholarships

    These scholarships are $1,500 per semester, for 6 semesters, which represents a total of $9,000 for the entire duration of the studies. The following programs are eligible: 

    • Nursing  
    • Special Education  
    • Early Childhood Education  
    • Computer Science 
    • Forestry Technology 

    For more details

    Scholarships to Support Student Retention and Success

    These scholarships are awarded upon successful completion of the final internship. All students are eligible, including international students, whether or not they are permanent residents. 

    •  Social Work ($2,200) 
    • Special Education ($2,300) 
    • Early Childhood Education ($2,300) 
    • Nursing ($2,500) 

    For more details

    Information Technology Scholarships

    For women in the Computer Science program, a $3,000 scholarship is awarded after the first year of full-time study (September 20 of the third semester) and a $3,000 scholarship is awarded following graduation. For men in this program, a $3,000 scholarship is awarded following graduation. 

    Criteria: For all future students of Canadian nationality who follow the training in presence or by distance learning. 

Any Questions About Program-Specific Scholarships?

Foundation Scholarships

The Cornélius-Brotherton Foundation of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles offers scholarships to high school graduates and to the Cégep and ÉPAQ student community in order to encourage the pursuit of college studies and the obtaining of a degree. 

Click Here for More Information on the Foundation’s Scholarships  

Other Scholarships 

There are dozens of scholarships available for students at the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. Click here to view the Directory of Different Scholarships.  

Financial Assistance

Government of Québec’s Loans and Bursaries Program 

The Government of Québec’s loans and bursaries program allows Quebec students with insufficient financial resources to pursue full-time vocational training, college or university studies.  

Interested in Applying for Student Financial Assistance? Go to 

To complete a financial assistance application, you will need the institution and program codes specific to the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles.

Student Financial Assistance Service (Québec Office): 1-877-643-3750  

Need Help? 

The Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles has a Student Financial Assistance Office to serve its student clientele on all its campuses. The person in charge is Germain Thibault. He can inform you about the following and help you with: 

  • The process of applying for financial assistance; 
  • The simulation of calculations; 
  • The eligibility requirements; 
  • The allowable expenses (monthly or one-time); 
  • The student categories; 
  • The refunds; 
  • The debt forgiveness; 
  • The recourse rights; 
  • Etc.  

If You Have Any Questions or Would Like to Make an Appointment:

Student Financial Assistance Office invites you to follow its two communities available on Omnivox: