Nearly one million dollars in scholarships will be awarded in 2012
MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Fondation Desjardins presents its
new scholarship and awards program that will grant nearly $1 million to
students in Quebec and Ontario in 2012. As education is at the core of
Desjardins's mission, the Fondation, in partnership with the regions,
will award scholarships at every educational level: college,
university, and professional and technical programs. Four areas of
study will be given priority: finance, cooperation and democratic life,
development of expertise and knowledge, and Desjardins careers.
Depending on the educational level, scholarship amounts can reach
Fondation Desjardins strongly believes in the importance of developing
expertise and knowledge in the regions, to ensure the sustainability of
regional industry and help meet demand for the next generation of
workers. Defining regional needs and selecting the winners will thus be
carried out by a regional committee made up of the regions'
representatives and leaders.
Fondation Desjardins invites students at all educational levels to
submit their application before March 31, 2012.
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About Fondation Desjardins
Recognized as the private foundation offering the highest number of
university bursaries and scholarships in Quebec, Fondation Desjardins
has been contributing since 1971 to the well-being of individuals and
communities through its philanthropic initiatives in education and
cooperation. In 2011, Desjardins Group and Fondation Desjardins
granted 3,500 bursaries and scholarships, for a total of $2.7 million.
To find out more, consult www.desjardins.com/en/fondation.
SOURCE Fondation Desjardins
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