As part of its marine industry promotional campaign, SODES awards a $1,500 scholarship to a graduate or postgraduate student in a field related to the maritime industry, as well as to a Institut maritime du Québec student.

Information – 2020 University scholarship

• St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES)

Application deadline
October 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Promote university graduate-level studies in fields related to responsible marine-sector economic development.
Examples: transport logistics, oceanography, environment, engineering, international trade, international logistics, water sciences, geography, administration, etc.


  • 1 grant of $1500 (non-renewable)

Grant period

Reserved for

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents

Students targeted

  • Master’s and Doctorate levels
  • Postdoctoral fellowes
  • All programs

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have resident or permanent resident status;
  • Have completed two (2) terms in his/her program at the time of application;
  • Be registered as a full-time student at the time of application and during the year for which the grant is awarded (12 or more credits per session);
  • Be registered in a Quebec university in a field of study or research related to responsible marine-sector economic development;
  • Show leadership and involvement in his/her field.

Selection criteria

  • Academic excellence (at university) 50%
  • Research potential 30%
  • Leadership characteristics and social skills 20%

Application documents
The candidate’s file must contain the following:

  • application form;
  • summary of research proposed, describing the research project and its importance for one or more fields of research related to the maritime sector (1 page maximum);
  • detailed résumé;
  • copy of most recent transcript.


Scholarship for Institut maritime du Québec’s students

SODES also recognizes the academic excellence of Institut maritime du Québec (IMQ) students.

2019 recipients: Transportation Logistics students Vincent Godbout and Marie-Andray Létourneau and Marine Engineering student Aristide Elle Nkomo Potouo.