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Graduate scholarships

Are you looking to pursue master’s or doctoral university studies in a field associated with the notarial profession, or are you a notary interested in a university career?

The graduate scholarships program offers generous scholarship amounts to notaries and candidates who have successfully completed 42 credits in the notarial law master’s program and whose record shows excellence and an interest for the dissemination of knowledge.

Program objectives:

  • Promote the notarial profession
  • Support notaries interested in a university career
  • Encourage the specialization of notaries with a view to sharing their knowledge with the notarial community.

Study programs eligible for a scholarship:

  • Graduate degree in Taxation or other graduate program of at least 30 credits in a field associated with the notarial profession: $5,000 scholarship.
  • Master of Taxation or another master’s in a field associated with the notarial profession (with the exception of notarial law) or any doctorate program of at least 30 credits in a field associated with the notarial profession (with the exception of a doctorate in law): $15,000 scholarship.
  • Master of Law in research (including dissertation accounting for at least 24 credits), minimum 45 credits: $25,000 scholarship.
  • Doctorate of Law: $75,000 scholarship.

For a master’s or doctorate done abroad, an isolation allowance can also be provided.


  • Be listed on the Roll of the Order or in the process of being listed, and have completed at least 42 credits of the notarial law master’s program.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be listed on the Roll of the Order or in the process of being listed, in which case the applicant must have completed at least 42 credits of the notarial law master’s program.
  • Have submitted a request for financial assistance at the latest in the year of registration in the study program, with proof of admission, otherwise the applicant will not have access to the payments associated with the unfulfilled stages of his/her university studies
  • Sign an agreement to remain a notary for at least 10 years from the issue date of the diploma for which financial assistance was granted
  • Take part in a selection interview
  • Commit to produce a summary of his or her essay, master’s dissertation or doctoral thesis and agree to it appearing in a publication of the Order
  • Agree, on request of the Chambre des notaires, to deliver a lecture as part of the Order’s professional development program
  • Agree to provide the Notarial Library with his or her essay, dissertation or thesis in its entirety
  • In the event that it is published, agree to mention the Order’s financial support
  • Not have submitted an application for financial assistance from the graduate scholarships program that was rejected, unless, in its decision, the Selection Committee had authorized the applicant to reapply.

Documents to include with your application:

  • Application for financial assistance form (available in French only);
  • A short description of your study project
  • Letter explaining to the Selection Committee the reasons why your file should be chosen for a graduate scholarship
  • Proof of admission to the study program, if available
  • Official university transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters (available in French only) based on the form available (minimum 2), including one from the Dean, from the Director of the notarial law diploma, from the Director of the master of notarial law or from a professor of the Faculty of Law where you have done your studies and who knows you personally
  • Commitment form (available in French only)
  • Any other document you consider to be relevant to your file (publications, professional and personal achievements and others).

To be invited to the next selection interviews for the allocation of the 2020 scholarships, the Chambre des notaires du Québec needs to have received your application and all supporting documentation no later than March 1st, 2020.

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For any additional information, please contact the Support and Quality of the Profession Department – Professional Training and Development, at 514-879-1793 / 1-800-263-1793, extension 5786, or by email at formation@cnq.org.