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Polytechnique Montréal’s Order of the White Rose Scholarship

The Order of the White Rose scholarship is awarded annually in December by the Polytechnique administration to a woman engineering student who stands out through academic excellence, technical achievements and social commitments. This $30,000 scholarship was created by Polytechnique Montréal to commemorate the events of December 6, 1989, which cost the lives of 14 young women and injured several others.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a woman and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Have completed an engineering bachelor’s degree in December 2017 or be in the process of completing your bachelor’s degree in May or august 2018
  • Be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a graduate studies program in engineering (master’s or PhD) to start the year after receiving your bachelor’s degree, in a Canadian university or elsewhere.

Submit your application

To be considered, you must submit your application to by July 31 2018.

Your application must include:

  • The identification form (available here)
  • A letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A detailed description of achievements and social engagements (max. 2 pages)
  • The most recent official transcript
  • An official proof of enrolment in a graduate studies program (master’s or PhD)
  • A letter supporting your application written by someone in authority (professor, department, director, etc.)
  • Any other document deemed relevant. (max. 2 pages)

Please note that your portfolio can be written in either English or French.

For more information on this scholarship, please visit

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