External Awards

External Awards

FORCES AVENIR

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About Forces AVENIR

Are you part of a project whose real benefits have a significant impact on your community or on a specific field of expertise?

Are you involved in your community and stand out for your leadership?

Then you are an ideal Forces AVENIR candidate!!

Forces AVENIR aims to recognize, honour and promote the commitment of students in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, active and responsible citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world.

The deadline for this year’s awards is March 31. Don’t wait! Register your project or your personal application in the Forces AVENIR University Program!

There is a total of $122,000 in scholarships to be won- represent BU and Be YOU!

Apply here

For questions, contact Katie Bibbs: kbibbs@ubishops.ca

Eligibility

Eligibility

PERSONALITY CATEGORIES

  • Be registered as a full-time student (or be recognized as such by their university) for at least one semester during the period of eligibility, that is to say from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021;
  • Be no more than 35 years of age on March 31, 2021;
  • Not have been paid to participate in any project;
  • Not be a former recipient of a University Program AVENIR award in the Personality AVENIR category.

PROJECT CATEGORIES

  • The project must not be carried out as part of a university undergraduate program worth more than three credits;
  • The project must not take place in the context of a course or a research program that is part of the requirements for obtaining a graduate degree;
  • At least 80% of the students involved in the project must meet the criteria of the personality categories;
  • The project must be initiated, made operational or be carried out during the period of eligibility, that is to say from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021;
  • The project must not be a former recipient of a University Program AVENIR award in the Project AVENIR category.
Categories

Categories

Students may apply under the Personality category (undergraduate, graduate or perseverant) and/or under one or more of the eight (8) Project categories, as long as they present a different project for each category. Bishop’s will send no more than two (2) project dossiers to Forces AVENIR for consideration.

Arts, Literature, and Culture

Project pertaining to the performing arts, visual arts, arts and crafts, literature, architecture, design or heritage

Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice

Projects aimed at promoting community service, humanitarian cooperation, the respect for human rights or the establishment and promotion of a just society

Entrepreneurship, Business and Social Economy

Project relating to economic growth or to creation, expansion or recovery of a business venture

Environment

Project concerned with the environment, whether it promotes environmental protection, recycling, reuse, recuperation, sustainable development, natural resources or environmental education

Health and Healthy Living

Project connected with health awareness and prevention, research or improving public health in areas such as nursing, diet, physical fitness, mental health and medicine

Science and Technology

Project of a scientific or technological nature, which involves research, experimentation or popularization in the field of science and technology

Society, Communications and Education

Project of a social nature linked with communications, education or political action and which addresses social issues or public concerns

Personality – Undergraduates

Undergraduate awards will be presented to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves through a balance of academic, personal and social achievements, as well as by their leadership, the concrete impact of their engagement and consistency in all the specific criteria throughout their studies

Personality – Graduates

Graduate awards will be presented to a graduate student who has achieved distinction through a balance of academic, personal and social achievements, as well as by their leadership, the concrete impact of their engagement and consistency in all the specified criteria throughout their studies.

Personality – Perseverant

The Perseverant Personality category recognizes a student who has made efforts and developed strategies throughout their entire life in order to overcome challenges, nourish their motivation, experience successes, get into university, and succeed in their academic studies.

Deadlines

Apply here

Final day to open application: March 31, 2021

Final day to edit applications: April 11, 2021

**When opening an application, for the “University ID/Matricule Universitaire” section, please enter your student ID number.

Resources

For any questions, contact Katie Bibbs: kbibbs@ubishops.ca

2020-2021 Application Guide (PDF)