Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries

In 1999, Quebecor created the Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries, named in the memory of the corporation’s founder, a man known for his vision and entrepreneurial drive who inspired generations of Quebecers. Faithful to the values and ideals of its founder, Quebecor funds the Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries to support young entrepreneurs who deserve financial backing by virtue of their talent, hard work and creativity. Students at all Québec universities are eligible for the three bursaries, worth $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000.

The Pierre Péladeau Bursaries help young entrepreneurs start up a business, carry out their business plan, and develop their products and markets, regardless of their field of study or the nature of their business endeavour.


Objective: To help Québec university students start businesses by awarding bursaries for the best projects.

Amount: Quebecor awards three bursaries worth $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000 each year.


  • All students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Québec university are eligible ;
  • The students involved in the project must all be under 36 years of age ;
  • The majority of the participants in the project must be students and the project must be led by students ;
  • Each student must attach to the application proof of registration for the winter 2017 session, bearing the seal of the registrar’s office ;
  • The application must be written in French. 

How to apply: Applicants must submit a summary of their project to start a new business located in Québec to their university by February 3, 2017. If the application is for an existing business, it must not have been in operation for more than one year prior to that date. The summary must be no longer than six pages and should include:

  • brief résumé and full contact info for each student ;
  • a short list of the company’s activities (goods or services) ;
  • the company’s history and accomplishments to date, if applicable ;
  • marketing plan and sequence of activities ;
  • success factors and risks in the company’s line of business.

(4 pages)

  • financial forecasts for the first three years;
  • statement of sources and use of funds for the first three years.

(2 pages)

Applications that fail to meet these criteria will not be considered.


École de technologie supérieure
Philippe Jacome
École nationale d'administration publique
Geneviève Cantin-Chartré 
418.641.3000 # 6257
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Lydia Bukkfalvi
514.340.4711 # 2459
HEC Montréal
Alexandre Guinovker
514.340.6000 # 1803
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Carolyne Hébert
Service aux étudiants – Aide financière
1.800.463.4728 # 5316
Université Bishop's
Jamie Berwick
819.822.9600 # 2655
Université Concordia
Doug Gardhouse
514.848.2424, # 3523
Université de Montréal
Lydia Bukkfalvi
514.340.4711 # 2459
Université de Sherbrooke
Brahim Tighiouart
819.821.8000 # 63959
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Marie-Claude Bergeron
418.545.5011 # 2016
Université du Québec à Montréal
Annie Proulx
514.987.3000 # 5223
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Marie-Josée Richard (Campus de Rimouski)
418.833.8800 # 1026

Marie-Pascale Morin (campus de Lévis)

418.833.8800 # 3268
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Nathalie Marchand
819.376.5011 # 2506
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Lise Daigle
819.762.0971 # 2202
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Paul Courtemanche
819.595.3900 #1684
Université Laval
Yves Plourde
Université McGill
Myrosia Cap
Université du Québec