Nearly one million dollars in scholarships to be awarded
MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Students who want to benefit from
a Fondation Desjardins scholarship will have from January 31 to March
31 to apply. The program is open to Quebec and Ontario students in
technical, vocational, college or university programs.
Four areas of study are given priority: finance, cooperation and
democratic life, expertise and knowledge development, and fields
contributing to the next generation of Desjardins employees. There are
also special scholarships for those studying actuarial science, mental
health and geriatric medicine. Nearly one million dollars will be
awarded in scholarships and prizes.
In 2012, the scholarship awards program became regionalized, giving
satellite committees the task of selecting scholarship recipients in
each of the 17 regions served by Desjardins.
"Education is one of the driving forces behind a strong, prosperous
society and is vital to our economy's durability. In order for youth to
contribute to the growth of a region, we need to give them the
necessary means to grow as individuals and cultivate their knowledge.
By granting scholarships, Fondation Desjardins wants to give students
the help they need to persevere and achieve their dreams," says
Louise-Marie Brousseau, Executive Director of Fondation Desjardins.
For complete details about Fondation Desjardins, scholarships and the
call for applications, visit www.desjardins.com/fondation.
About Fondation Desjardins
In Québec, Fondation Desjardins is well known for distributing more
university bursaries than any other charitable organization. It
encourages research, training, acquiring skills and employability. The
Fondation rewards cooperative spirit, volunteerism and
entrepreneurship. As a component of Desjardins Group, the leading
cooperative financial group in Canada, the Fondation Desjardins and the
caisses distributed more than $2.7 million in bursaries in 2011. Over
the last four decades, it has granted nearly $14 million in bursaries
to more than 10,000 people.
SOURCE: DESJARDINS GROUP
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