Programs for Canadians

EduCanada: opportunities for Canadian wishing to study abroad

Government of Canada: for Canadians who don’t live in Quebec

The W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships: for graduates of any Canadian university with a very high academic achievement.

Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard: for French Canadians living outside Quebec.

Mécénat Musica Prizes HEC Montréal for Artists: for Quebec residents.

Loans and Bursaries Program: for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are Quebec residents and enrolled as full-time students (there should be a Loans and Bursaries program in each Canadian province).

Note that as the MMIAM is a private program, the maximum financial aid a Quebec student without any special conditions can get per month is CAD $975 as loans only (amount depends on each student’s situation and is subject to change), for the duration of the program. To apply online, students must click on the “My Student Financial Assistance File” link on the Gouvernment du Québec website and follow the instructions.

It’s very important that students mention that they will be studying at HEC Montréal during the three semesters of the MMIAM (fall, winter and summer) even if they will actually be at SMU Dallas (fall semester) and SDA Bocconi in Milan (summer semester).

HEC Montréal’s code to mention in the financial aid application is: 976001

The MMIAM program code to mention in the financial aid application is: 15004

Canadian Federation of University Women: different awards for clienteles such as mature women returning to graduate studies in any field after at least three years, women who pursue graduate studies in any field and who can justify the relevance of their work to women, women studying in the area of the Humanities (such as Culture Studies, etc.), or Aboriginal women. Applications must be filed in in January.

Dalton Camp Award: prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy in Canada. Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status may enter for the $10,000 prize.

MITACS: The organization offers to pay substantial amounts for internships. Some internships can be compatible with the MMIAM program, as one of our students already benefited from the program (Business Strategy Internship). See MITACS program summary prepared by HEC (in French).

Innovation Course In Montreal. Credit: Agnese Cazzavillan

Programs for non-Canadians (by Canadian organizations)

François Colbert Scholarship for Arts Management: for Latin America’s or developing countries’ citizens living in their country of origin

EduCanada: opportunities for non-Canadians

Canadian Bureau for International Education: for Lybians wishing to study in Canada/USA

Programme Canadien de bourses de la Francophonie: for students from one of the 37 countries of the French-speaking world, according to the priorities of each country. Niger seems to have a priority on culture/tourism.

The W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships: for graduates of any Canadian university with a very high academic achievement.

MITACS: The organization offers to pay substantial amounts for internships. Some internships can be compatible with the MMIAM program, as one of our students already benefited from the program (Business Strategy Internship). International students are eligible. See MITACS program summary prepared by HEC (in French).



Programs for Americans

Federal Student Aid: differences between federal and private student loans explained in a chart.

Federal Student Aid (Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA®): opportunities for Americans wishing to study.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: resources for Texas residents, like state grant programs, loans, etc..

Fastweb Scholarship Directory: browse through the programs available for graduate students (you will need to create a free profile). Among others, sponsorship programs for veterans, military children and spouses.’s directory: divided into sections based on common scholarship criteria (for example age, ethnicity, gender, residence state, disabilities, etc.), this is an enormous list of opportunities that can help you pay your way through your studies.

University of Illinois’s Fellowship Finder: browse through the programs available for graduate students. Among others, short term travel fellowships.

ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship: if you identify as a member or ally of the LGBT+ community and are enrolled in a business program (check if MMIAM is considered a business program; SMU and SDA Bocconi are on the Fellowship Schools list).

The Mas Family Scholarship: if you are a direct descendant of those who left Cuba or have been born in Cuba yourself. Check if graduate students are eligible. Application in December/January.

GI Bill benefits: since 1944, the GI Bill has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. This page also describes the Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits.

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program: if you have Italian American ancestry.

Office of Scholarships, Indiana University Bloomington: propose a list of “non-IU” resources that can be explored for scholarships. Most are for College students and undergraduates but some are also for graduate students.

NBMBAA® scholarships (sponsored by Ford Motor Company) for financially active member of the National Black MBA Association who are graduate students and exceptional leaders (amounts: $1,000-$10,000).

Association on American Indian Affairs Graduate Scholarship: One-year scholarship for students who are enrolled in their either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska (amounts: $2,000-$3,000).

The Beinecke Scholarship Program for college juniors who plan to continue full-time undergraduate study the year after application, and who plan to enter a research- or creative-focused master’s program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Each school invited to participate in the Beinecke Scholarship Program is permitted to make a single nomination each year. Juniors should contact their campus liaison for information (amounts: $5,000-$30,000).

The Leopold Schepp Foundation for full time graduate students under 40 who demonstrate a combination of fine character, academic excellence, financial need, compassion, a commitment to volunteerism and whose goal will benefit mankind. Applicants must be looking for a first Master’s degree. A personal interview in NYC will be required for all applicants (amount: max $10,000).

Programs for non-Americans (by American organizations)

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: resources for Texas residents, like state grant programs, loans, etc. among which the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) for those who are ineligible to FAFSA.

Asian Cultural Council: if you come from an eligible country or region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Mainland China, East Timor, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, USA) and are a practicing artist, humanities scholar or arts professional. The grants mainly cover travel expenses.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships: the program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career. Deadline: November 15 every year.

American-Scandinavian Foundation: funding for candidates from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden who want to undertake study or research programs at the graduate level in the USA for up to one year.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program: enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation: students native to the Calabria region of Italy (and who grew up in that region) are eligible to apply for a scholarship to assist their education at any institution of higher learning.

Leo S. Rowe Fund: educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela) finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to US$15,000 dollars.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship: provides scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (USA-Canada program): for women over 25 years old, nationals of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List who are enrolled at an accredited American or Canadian university. Check if “one full academic semester” can be the Summer semester, since the award of the MMEG grant is in April.


Other countries

Programs from other countries allowing their nationals to study in Canada or in the USA

Gestionándote: Web platform that seeks to strengthen the work of social organizations/projects/entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, through information on funding opportunities and resources that facilitate decision-making and the improvement of management and financing processes.

Aga Khan Foundation: accepts applications from nationals of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique, who are under 30 years of age and who have consistently excellent academic records, genuine financial need, and relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas.

Fulbright Irish Student Awards: grants for Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens resident in ROI for 5+ years, to complete postgraduate research in the U.S. for a period of 4 months, up to 12 months.

Colfuturo: loans (that can convert into scholarships under certain conditions) for Colombian citizens. $1,000 for international students, whatever their nationality or program.