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The objective of the Lea Roback Foundation is to promote education as a means of fulfillment and emancipation for all, and to offer financial assistance to women residing in Québec who wish to pursue their education. In November 1994, the Lea Roback Foundation awarded its first scholarship.

Every year since then, the Foundation has issued scholarships (to a maximum value of $3,500). In fact, since 1994, more than 200 scholarships have been given to women who are socially committed but economically disadvantaged. Living in every region of Québec, the scholarship recipients reflect Québec society’s ethno cultural diversity.

Their commitment is demonstrated in a wide variety of organizations and sectors:

  • Women’s centre, co-operatives, women’s shelters, unions, housing committees, soup kitchens, student associations, community radio, women’s health, non-traditional jobs, education, anti-violence activities, the environment, the social economy, mutual assistance in mental health, defence of social rights, regional development, etc.

  • They pursue studies at many educational levels and in a diversity of areas:

  • Literacy training, trades, high school and CEGEP studies (technical and general) and university programs.


    2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIPS

    The next period for scholarship requests will be from February 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018 (inclusive).

    Eligibility Criteria

    Every year, the Foundation awards scholarships with a maximum value of $3,500.
    The eligibility criteria are in line with the spirit and notion of perpetuating the ideals cherished by Lea Roback, as a trade unionist and a feminist.
    The candidate seeking a Foundation scholarship must thus:

  • pursue studies, in the Province of Québec, at any level from literacy up to the completion of an undergraduate degree;
  • require financial assistance;
  • be socially committed in their community;
  • pursue studies geared towards improving their condition in life and that of their milieu;
  • live in the Province of Québec and be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident (immigrant) or a refugee;
  • not have a university undergraduate degree that is recognized in the Province of Quebec.

    In addition to its regular scholarships, in 2012, the Foundation created two new specific scholarships to honour the memory of two great friends of the Foundation.

    The Madeleine Parent Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who is pursuing her studies in sociology, political science or industrial relations.
    The Hélène Pedneault Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate whose academic interests lie in literature, theatre, feminist studies, journalism or communication studies.
    Each of these $2000 scholarships could be in addition to or not, whichever is applicable, a scholarship that is awarded by the Foundation in accordance with its customary rules.
    The candidates who apply for these two scholarships may pursue either college or university-level studies.

    The general eligibility criteria shall apply.






    The Lea Roback Foundation
    1600, avenue De Lorimier, bureau 106
    Montréal (Québec)
    H2K 3W5

    For any additional information, please contact us by email: info@fondationlearoback.org


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