Each project must be registered in one of the official categories. At the provincial level, there are scholarship prizes associated with each category.
Jury's Favourite Co-operative, Fondation pour l’éducation à la coopération et à la mutualité| $ 2000
The Jury’s Favourite Co-operative, presented by the Fondation pour l’éducation à la coopération et à la mutualité, was created to showcase an entrepreneurial project that used a co-operative model from among the provincial winners of the OSEntreprendre Challenge.
Projects in the Preschool category are recognized as an initiation in entrepreneurial spirit. Although projects in this category are not subject to a selection process, nor are they eligible for prizes, the participants are given “Entrepreneurship, I’m up for the Challenge!” self-affirmation tools. Only projects submitted by an educational institution are accepted.
A school project presented by a group of elementary students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties must be submitted in the category corresponding to the participants’ average level of academic knowledge. For example, a project presented by Elementary Cycle Three students with academic knowledge that corresponds to Elementary Cycle One should register in the Elementary Cycle One category. Participating students must be able to meet the OSEntreprendre eligibility criteria in the same capacity as regular students, that is, they must be able to participate meaningfully in the project tasks, as well as in project development and decision-making.
Students enrolled full-time in one of the following programs must submit their project in the Secondary School – Special Education category:
Participating students must be able to meet the OSEntreprendre Challenge eligibility criteria in the same capacity as regular students, that is, they must be able to participate meaningfully in the project tasks, as well as in project development and decision-making.
For projects with students who are eligible under different categories, a minimum of 50% + 1 of the group must consist of students who are eligible under Special Education in order for the project to be submitted in this category. For example, if a project is presented by 15 students, at least 9 students must be eligible under the Secondary School – Special Education category in order for it to be submitted in this category.
If a project is presented by students from different categories, the project will be placed in the category corresponding to the highest level of education, provided that the level is representative of at least one-third (1/3) of the group. For example, a project presented by 18 students from Elementary Cycle Three and 6 students from Secondary Cycle One will be submitted in the Elementary Cycle Three category, since the Secondary Cycle One students make up 25% of the group (i.e. less than one-third). However, a project presented by 16 students from Elementary Cycle Three and 8 students from Secondary Cycle One will be submitted in the Secondary Cycle One category as the Secondary Cycle One students make up 33%—or one-third—of the group.