Objectives of the program

CRIAQ aims to stimulate diversity, creativity, talent development and the emergence of innovative people and technological entrepreneurs. The Consortium wishes to launch a new initiative, namely the creation of an annual scholarship program in the amount of $ 10,000, specifically dedicated to encouraging the next generation of women to choose university studies in aerospace. This program will allow three scholarships to be awarded: 

  • Two $1,500 scholarships to attract female undergraduate students 
  • A $7,000 scholarship to encourage a master’s student 

 CRIAQ reached out two women, one from academia and one from the industry, to support and promote this initiative. Both members on the CRIAQ Board of DirectorsMs. Annie Ross, Assistant Director of Research at Polytechnique Montreal, and Ms. Stéphanie Lemieux, CEO of Libellule Monde are the ambassadors of the CRIAQ Scholarship Program for Next Generation of Women in Aerospace, which was officially announced during of the CRIAQ RDV Forum on February 19, 2021. 


Eligible disciplines 

Engineering programs and any other fields related to the aerospace and sustainable air mobility of the future, offered by universities located in Quebec. 

Admissibility conditions

  • For the two undergraduate-level scholarships: 

Be registered or in the process of admission to the first cycle of an eligible discipline for the fall term of 2021 to obtain an undergraduate diploma in Quebec. 

  • For the Master’s level scholarship: 

Be registered or in the process of admission to the second cycle of an eligible discipline for the fall term of 2021 to obtain a master’s degree in Quebec. 

As of September 1st, 2021, candidates must be registered in the first or second cycle (bachelor’s or master’s degree) from a Quebec university in an eligible discipline and have provided proof of enrollment to administration@criaq.aero. 

Application process

Applicants must provide the documents below no later than Monday April 26, 2021 electronically (word or pdf format), to the following address: administration@criaq.aeroDocuments can be submitted in French or English. 

  • The completed Application Form (download below); 
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A transcript from the current educationalinstitution;
  • A proof of the application for admission or registration for the fall 2021 term at a university inQuebec; 
  • A cover letter of two pages maximum including a description of the planned path and thelinkof these studies regarding the aerospace; 
  • A letter of support from an official representative (researcher, professor, head of institution/department) supporting the application. 

For more information, contact Audrey Falcucci, Director, Corporate Affairs and Special Projects: audrey.falcucci@criaq.aero. 


Evaluation procedures

Each application will be analyzed by a selection committee made up of people involved in collaborations project within the CRIAQ. The results will be communicated at the beginning of June by CRIAQ. Recipients must make themselves available by video conference on June 9, 2021 (schedule to come) to attend the virtual General Assembly of Members (AGM) of CRIAQ, during which the results will be revealed.  


Selection process

  • February 19, 2021: Announcement of the creation of the CRIAQ Scholarship Program for Next Generation of Women in Aerospace during the RDV Forum CRIAQ by the ambassadors  
  •  March 18, 2021: Official launch of the CRIAQ scholarships competition for for Next Generation of Women in Aerospace  
  • April 26, 2021: Deadline for receipt of applications  
  • May 2021: Analysis of applications and selection of the three recipients  
  • June 9, 2021: Official announcement of the three winners at the General Assembly of Members (AGM) of CRIAQ