The EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal offers two types of scholarships:

  • scholarships for managers working in the non-profit sector
  • scholarships for managers of indigenous origin

The diversity of candidates within each cohort is essential to the learning approach of the program, and the awarding of these scholarships contributes to that diversity.

Scholarships for the non-profit sector

Up to two scholarships are awarded annually, based on need and merit, to individuals working for non-profit organizations. The scholarship has a value of CAD $50,000. Candidates for the scholarship may be asked to provide the annual report of their organization as well as a letter of support from their organization.

Among our past scholarship recipients:

First peoples’ scholarship

This $ 50,000 scholarship, offered annually, supports managers of indigenous origin in Canada as they pursue their academic and professional journey.

“Diversity of experience and perspective is one of the core values of our program. Facilitating the presence of these scholarship recipients in the classroom is therefore very important because they bring different perspectives and experiences ” explains Professor Alain Pinsonneault, co-director of the McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA.

Past scholarship recipients believe that the program had an important impact on their lives, on their organizations and on their communities:

« L’EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal m’a aidé à comprendre le milieu des affaires. Il m’a permis de cerner des problématiques que je ne voyais pas nécessairement avant. Le programme a eu un impact majeur sur moi. Aujourd’hui, à titre de chef élue, j’espère que ce que j’ai appris pourra aider ma communauté et les autres communautés autochtones du Canada, dans les nombreux défis auxquels nous devons faire face. Je crois que notre survie passera, entre autres, par le développement des affaires et une meilleure compréhension du monde des affaires en général. » Manon Jeannotte (Scholarship recipient 2014)

Manon Jeannotte graduated from the EMBA program in 2016 and was elected as the Chief of the Gespeg Band Council (Gespeg Micmac Nation) during her EMBA experience.

“The EMBA program at McGill-HEC Montréal is an unparalleled opportunity for managers to expand their knowledge and go where it would otherwise not be possible. The program is even more pertinent for aboriginal managers because as dedicated workers for the betterment of our people, we rarely work for non-aboriginal organizations. The EMBA gives you the chance to work with top influencers of other organizations and explore their best practices without leaving our own aboriginal organizations. Students in the program include lawyers, soldiers, HR specialists, physicians, entrepreneurs, accountants, engineers, and other amazingly diverse professionals who you get a chance to work with as equal collaborators. This mix and collaboration is unheard of in the natural working world. ” Jason Annahatak(Scholarship recipient 2016)

Jason Annahatak is a current program participant (Graduated in February 2018) and Director, Post-Secondary Student Services, for the Kativik School Board.


How to apply for the scholarship

Executives, senior and mid-level managers, professionals and entrepreneurs of Indigenous origin and managers from non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply to the McGill – HEC Montréal EMBA program. The selection committee will consider each application, taking into account the following admission criteria:

  • A capacity for leadership;
  • An intellectual curiosity and ability to reflect;
  • An undergraduate degree;
  • At least 10 years of work experience, including five years in management positions.
  • The ability to speak and write in either English or French and to understand and be able to read the other language.

For further information, contact Michel Filion at 514-340-6537 or