Diversity scholarships

National Bank is committed to diversity and inclusiveness, two of the Bank's core values. The Bank encourages college and university students to apply for the scholarship programs below.

Women in Finance

Program description

This is a unique initiative that encourages skilled and talented women to pursue graduate studies in a finance-related field, while providing them with the opportunity to get acquainted with our organization.

Selected candidates will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship towards their graduate degree. Candidates will be advised by a mentor chosen from among our Financial Markets sector, thus establishing a relationship between the scholarship recipients and National Bank.

Selection process

  • First you must satisfy the following selection criteria:
    • Be a competitive, innovative and ambitious woman with strong analytical skills
    • Legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Bilingual (an asset)
    • Enrolled in a full-time graduate program related to finance
  • You must send us your application by e-mail to scholarship@nbc.ca and include the following documents:
    • a personal letter detailing your motivation for pursuing studies related to finance and your career objectives
    • a résumé
    • a letter of recommendation from a university professor or academic advisor
    • official transcripts, including class averages, from the past two years
  • Financial market professionals will pre-screen candidates. A select number of candidates will be invited to a telephone interview and/or formal interview.

Application period: For the moment, we are no longer accepting applicant files. Students may apply online again starting in January 2014.

National Bank reserves the right to change or cancel this program at any time.

Students with Functional Limitations

Program description

National Bank recognizes that some young people live with functional limitations, and wants to help them achieve their goals through its Bursary and Summer Employment Program, which was established over 20 years ago. The program is aimed at college and university students living with disabilities. The summer job can be in any National Bank sector and takes the candidate's profile into account.

This program awards an individual $5,000 scholarship, combined with a 12-week paid summer job to two students enrolled in a Quebec, Ontario or New Brunswick university. A $2,500 scholarship, combined with a 10-week paid summer job, is also available for college students residing in Quebec.

Selection process:

  • First you must satisfy the following selection criteria:
    • Be registered in a full-time or part-time university or college program in a field related to the internship offered at National Bank (Finance, Accounting, IT, Customer Service, Communication, Human Resources, etc.)
    • Be an adult (age 18) and legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Bilingual (an asset)
    • Have a very good academic record
    • Have extracurricular activities that demonstrate your social involvement
    • Able to enclose proof of your disability (medical certificate) with your file
  • You can apply online through our job posting. Rules and registration documents are also available from colleges, universities and organizations working with individuals with disabilities. For all other information, e-mail diversity@nbc.ca.
  • Candidate selection is very strict. Human Resources employees, as well as professionals in the candidate's field of study, will be pre-screening candidates (files and interviews). The final selection will be made by the National Bank diversity expert and an external partner from the educational or disabled community network.

Application period: At this time, the period to receive applicant files is over. Students may apply online again between November 2013 and January 2014.

National Bank reserves the right to change or cancel this program at any time.