Perseverance Prize (CSQ) - Excellence in Science

For those who never gave up

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

This award recognizes  perseverance  in  the  achievement  of  career  goals.  (Note that  it  is  not  designed to reward those who have overcome physical or social handicaps). Candidates must demonstrate their perseverance by describing what they had to do to overcome the obstacles related to the chosen traditionally male-dominated occupation.


In addition to the answers to the general questions, the candidate’s application package must include the answers to the following questions (a maximum of one page):

  1. While making a place for yourself in a male-dominated program of study, what obstacles did you encounter, and how did you overcome them to reach your professional goals? Describe your experience.
  2. Female role models in male-dominated trades and occupations often influence other women in their career choice. Your own example of perseverance could one day become a source of inspiration. Has the idea of becoming such a role model ever crossed your mind?

Additional information

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