The Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Society is pleased to announce the launching of a Bursary Program for students of Greek origin.


To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  1. Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Quebec
  2. Live in the Greater Montreal Area
  3. Be enrolled, or intend to enroll, in studies or training during the upcoming academic year 2021-2022
  4. Prove financial need


The four categories to be funded are: Post-Secondary Academic Studies, Vocational Studies, Sports Training, and Creative/Performing Arts Training.


Candidates applying for post-secondary studies (ie. CEGEP or university) must be over the age of 16 years. However, there is no maximum age limit as we wish to encourage upskilling and life-long learning. As for Sports and Arts candidates, there is no minimum age specification since talent can appear at an early age.


Adhering to a set of strict selection criteria, the Bursary Selection Committee, made up of several members of the Board of Directors along with external invitees (ex. coaches,  trainers, etc.) as needed, will select four candidates – one for each stream –academic, vocational, sports, and Arts. Once selected, candidates will be invited to an interview, at which time, they will have to show their supporting documents (listed on the application form).


The amount of each bursary is $2,000, and it will be awarded at the beginning of the school year.


If you are interested in applying for an HLBS Bursary, please complete the application form that applies to your situation by September 17, 2021.


For any additional information, please email us at


or call our HELP LINE at 514-344-1666


HLBS Bursary Application

First and Last Name:

Date of Birth:



Telephone Number:

Marital Status:

Do you have any Dependents?

Are you currently employed?

Which bursary are you applying for?

  • Academic
  • Vocational
  • Sports
  • Performing Arts

If you are a student, please indicate your level of education and name of institution:


Which year of studies will the bursary be covering? (First year, last year, etc.)


Field of Study/Major:


If this application pertains to a SPORT, please identify the type of Sport:


Describe your past Involvement in this Sport:






If a team sport, indicate position you will play:

First/Last Name of Coach:

Name of Educational Institution or Sports Association:

Tuition/Training Fees per season:

If this application pertains to the ARTS, please select the discipline:

  • Contemporary Applied Arts (Ex. Carving, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery, Sculpting, etc.)
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre
  • Other




First/Last name of Mentor/Instructor:


Supporting Documents Checklist- Should you be short-listed and invited to an interview, you may be asked to show originals or certified copies of the documents below. Please ensure that you have them.

  • Birth Certificate or Copy ID/Passport
  • Medicare or driver’s license
  • Proof of Greek descent (ex. Birth Certificate of Greek parent or Greek grand-parent)
  • Proof of Total Annual Gross of Applicant (i.e Income Tax Assessment)
  • Proof of Total Annual Gross of parent or guardian if applicable (i.e Income Tax Assessment)
  • Monthly Budget (income & expenses)
  • Proof of Studies/ Training

(Ex. Academic Transcripts, Letter of Admission, Sports or Arts Membership, etc.)


LETTER OF INTENT -Please explain your reasons for studying/practicing your chosen field and indicate your future aspirations. (Max. 300 words)



PLEASE EMAIL the completed application form to bursary.hlbs2@gmail.com