Perseverance Prize (CSQ) - Excellence in Science

For those who never gave up

The Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) awards a prize worth $2000 to a female student who has shown the most perseverance in training for a traditionally male-dominated occupation.

This award recognizes an individual’s perseverance in the achievement of career goals. (Note that this prize is not designed to reward those who have overcome physical or social handicaps). In order to qualify as a candidate, you must demonstrate your perseverance by describing the methods you used to overcome obstacles related to the traditionally male-dominated field you have chosen.


In addition to the answers to the four mandatory questions, the candidate's portfolio must include the answers to the following questions (a maximum of one page):

  • What obstacles did you encounter and how did you overcome them?
  • How did you motivate yourself to persevere in pursuing your career goals? Describe your experience.

Additional information

To find out more about the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) and its previous prizewinners, go to their website Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. (in French only).