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Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") recently announced the names of the eight recipients chosen in connection with applications submitted by September 30, 2014 for scholarships under its Excellence Program (pdf - 816 KB)This link will open in a new window, which promotes the advancement of knowledge in all areas associated with the AMF's mission.

Since January 2012, the AMF's Education and Good Governance Fund (EGGF) has provided $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships to Master's and Doctoral students respectively, along with the possibility of an up to 12-week paid internship at the AMF. The EGGF accepts applications submitted by March 30 and September 30 each year.

"Our program promotes both excellence and commitment by allowing recipients to expand their knowledge and acquire professional experience at the AMF. I hope this support will encourage them to pursue their careers and contribute to the development of Québec's financial sector," said Louis Morisset, AMF President and CEO.

Recipients of the Master's scholarships are:

  • Marie Badrudin, Master's in Criminology, University of Montréal
  • Jonathan Grégoire, Master's in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, University of Québec at Montréal
  • Jonathan Lachaîne, Master's in Economic Science, University of Québec at Montréal
  • Denis-Alexandre Trottier, Master's in Administration Sciences, Laval University

Recipients of the Doctoral scholarships are:

  • Franckel Badoussi, Doctorate in Administration, University of Québec at Montréal
  • Michele Patricia Akiobe Songolo, Doctorate in Banking and Finance Law, Laval University
  • Mohammad Refakar, Doctorate in Finance, University of Québec at Montréal
  • Evan Zhou, Doctorate in Finance, McGill University

A description of the recipients' research topics is available on the AMF website.

The Excellence Scholarship Program

The EGGF supports Québec university students at the Master's and Doctoral level working on a thesis (research project) in areas associated with the AMF's mission. It is funded by sums collected by the AMF from fines or administrative sanctions or penalties.

For the eligibility criteria, terms and conditions of grants, selection criteria and the procedure to follow, please consult the EGGF Guideline.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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