Collège de l'Île Entrance Scholarships

Every year, Collège de l'Île offers its students entrance scholarships including a $1,000 entrance scholarship to one student from each high school on Prince Edward Island. Eligibility for some scholarships varies by place of residence.

These scholarships are distributed as follows: 

  • One $1,000 entrance scholarship to a graduating student from each high school on PEI
  • One $1,000 entrance scholarship to an adult student returning to school after an absence of at least a year and having graduated from a high school on PEI
  • One $1,000 entrance scholarship to a student from outside PEI
  • One $500 scholarship to a student enrolled in a program recognized by the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS): Resident Care Worker, Human Services, Youth Worker or Practical Nursing.
  • One $300 scholarship offered by the Atlantic Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (AARAO).

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must be admitted to a full-time college-level program offered by Collège de l'Île
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students who are not receiving a subsidy from any source.
  • An application form must be completed and returned to Collège de l'Île by the deadline.

To advertise the availability of these scholarships, potential candidates will be advised at least two (2) weeks before the deadline.

Selection Committee:
A committee made up of at least two (2) persons will use the responses on the application form. If necessary, they will hold a short interview with candidates to choose the recipients.

Island Advantage - George Coles Bursary

If you are a PEI student entering your first year at Collège de l'Île, you may be eligible for the Island Advantage - George Coles bursary. The bursary is available for those undertaking their first postsecondary education program. You are not admissible if you have been previously enrolled in postsecondary education.

The bursary is worth $2,200 for your 1st year and $2,200 for your 2nd year of study at Collège de l’Île. You do not need to apply for the bursary. Students who are admissible will automatically receive the bursary in January. For additional information, please contact our Admissions and Student Services Coordinator, or visit the Government of PEI website:

ACUFC French Second Language Bursaries

English-speaking Canadians enrolled in the first year of a college or university program have an opportunity to receive a $3,000 bursary to perfect their bilingualism while studying in a field of interest.

This new, yearly program was established by the Government of Canada. Its aim is to encourage young English-speaking students to pursue their postsecondary studies in French. The objective is simple: Allow a greater number of English-speaking Canadians to become bilingual

Application Form (to be added shortly)

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Eligibility Criteria

To receive a bursary for postsecondary studies in French as a second language, one must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Have English as the first official language spoken;
  • Study full time in a Canadian institution during the current year;
  • Have completed their secondary school studies in an English-language institution and graduated from this institution;
  • Have reached the postsecondary level of education;
  • Be enrolled in the first year of a postsecondary study program in French;
  • Be at least 17 years old on the first day of class;
  • Demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of French to be able to study in that language. A transcript, attesting to having taken courses in French at the secondary school or college or university level in Canada for a minimum of two years, will be required;
  • Intend to pursue full-time studies in a college or undergraduate university program in Canada, to take at least 50% of their courses and participate in related activities (placements and training activities in the community) in French.

Note: Special consideration will be given to students facing financial challenges and those who come from under-represented groups.

Fondation acadienne d'aide aux étudiants et aux étudiantes Scholarships
(La Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin)

Each year, the Fondation acadienne d'aide aux étudiants et étudiantes awards scholarships to those wishing to pursue postsecondary studies in French.

Candidates must submit their scholarship applications online at the SSTA website. You can apply and verify eligibility conditions at All scholarship applications must be received by May 31 of each year.

Official Language Scholarships

To be eligible for official language scholarships, candidates must meet these criteria:
  • be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and a permanent resident of Prince Edward Island;
  • be accepted as a full-time student in a French-language Canadian postsecondary institution;
  • take a program in which at least 80% of instruction is given in French.

Scholarships for study in the province are valued at between $500 and $2,000.

Candidates must complete an application form and send it to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The application can be obtained from the office of the Admissions and Student Services Coordinator or by consulting the website.

Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women Scholarship

Each year, the Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women awards a $250 scholarship to a female full-time student registered at Collège de l'Île

To be eligible, candidates must meet these criteria:
  • be out of school for at least two full years;
  • have sole custody of at least one dependent (be a single parent);
  • demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be submitted to the office of the Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women by October 15 of each year. The application can be obtained from the office of the Admissions and Student Services Coordinator.

ACCÉD Scholarship

The $1,000 ACCÉD scholarship is awarded to help a minority Francophone woman who wishes to pursue her studies in French.

The recipient of the ACCÉD scholarship must fit this profile:
  • be French-speaking;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • live in a Canadian province outside Québec;
  • be already enrolled in postsecondary studies in French.

Applications must be received at the national secretariat by September 30 of the current year.

For more information, consult the website of the Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne.

Almanda Walker-Marchand Scholarship

The Almanda Walker-Marchand scholarship was created in 1990 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes-françaises. It bears the name of its founder, Almanda Walker-Marchand, who was the president for 32 years. This annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to support a Francophone woman who is returning to school.

To be eligible for the Almanda Walker-Marchand scholarship, candidates must meet all the following conditions:
  • be French-speaking;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • live in a Canadian province outside Québec;
  • be planning to pursue postsecondary studies at college or university;
  • be returning to school to change careers or for upgrading after an absence of at least two years.

Scholarship applications must be mailed to the Fondation Accéd femmes and postmarked by April 30. Applications may also be emailed or faxed to (613) 241-6679.

For more information, consult the website.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program is designed for high school graduates who want to continue their studies and for students in Canadian universities, colleges or cégeps obtaining their first university agree. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

To be considered for a Terry Fox scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
  • be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • be actively involved in humanitarian volunteer work;
  • be studying to obtain a first university agree in a postsecondary institution in Canada;
  • meet the administrative requirements set by the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award's Board of Directors.

The awards are $7,000 per year ($3,500 for those attending institutions with no tuition fees). They are paid directly to the recipient's institution in two instalments.

To apply, complete the application form on the website. The application deadline is February 1 of each year.

Student Loans

To obtain information on student loans or apply online, consult the website.