Hydro-Québec Awards $88,000 in Bursaries to 30 Promising Québec Student-athletes

In the 17th edition of its program with the Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

MONTREAL, Sept. 24th, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec and the Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence announced the names of 30 student-athletes who have been awarded bursaries totalling $88,000. The awards will go to 16 student-athletes identified as Hopeful, who will receive bursaries of $2,000 each, and 14 student-athletes identified as Elite, who will receive bursaries of $4,000 each.

This 17th edition of the Hydro-Québec Bursary Program once again offers two distinct bursary categories: Academic Excellence Bursaries, given to 14 student-athletes to reward exceptional academic results, and Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries, given to 16 student-athletes to support their ability to balance sport and studies - a demanding challenge for these young athletes making their way into national and international competitions.

Recipients come from various regions throughout Québec and were nominated for bursaries by their respective sport federations. Mr. Claude Chagnon, President of the Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence commented, "The Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence seeks to support promising athletes early in their athletic careers while also offering them more personalized assistance. The Foundation feels that emphasizing the importance of dedication and organization in scholastic and athletic endeavours is a winning strategy for their lives as a whole – even if they may only be teenagers now. Since 1998, the Hydro-Québec Bursary Program has concretely contributed to these important goals."

Eligibility Criteria

Student-athletes must be involved in an after-sport career project - often the pursuit of secondary school, college- or university-level studies. In addition to being identified by their sport federations as Hopeful or Elite, each bursary recipient must be eligible to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, or at the World Championships of their discipline. A unique feature of the Hydro-Québec Bursary Program is that it awards at least one athlete originating from each of the regions where the company maintains operations.


2014 Hydro-Québec Bursary Recipients

HOPEFUL CATEGORY – 16 Recipients, Bursaries of $2,000 Each

First Name

Last Name

Sport

Age

City

Academic Excellence Bursaries

Alicia

Côté

Table Tennis

14

Drummondville

Pier-André

Côté

Cycling – Road Cycling

17

Saint-Henri-de-Lévis

Zachary

Cristofanilli

Cross-Country Skiing

18

Orford

Sophie

Gauthier

Table Tennis

11

Repentigny

Eamonn

Gomez-Perales

Fencing - Foil

19

Montréal (Plateau-Mont-Royal)

Lauriane

Lalonde

Archery

15

Saint-Constant

Béatrice

Lamarche

Speedskating - Longtrack

15

Québec

Alex

Moore

Olympic Wrestling

17

Montréal (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)

Raphaëlle

Villotte

Trampoline and Tumbling

17

Saint-Lambert

Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries

Jasmin

Boisvert

Judo (Under 66kg)

18

Saint-Sauveur

Michaël

Chatel

Soccer

15

Mascouche

Marie-Laurence

Godin

Swimming

17

Trois-Rivières

Charles

Paquet

Triathlon

17

Québec

Nicholas

Pigeon

Cross-Country Skiing

19

Gatineau

Simon

Pratte

Weightlifting

17

Ste-Anne-des-Monts

Olivier

Vaillancourt

Boxing

16

Jonquière

 

ELITE CATEGORY– 14 Recipients, Bursaries of $4,000 Each

First Name

Last Name

Sport

Age

City

Academic Excellence Bursaries

Brooke

Brimo

Synchronized Swimming

18

Pierrefonds

Geneviève

Favreau

Rowing

24

Boucherville

Daniel

Kinumbe

Soccer

15

Sherbrooke

Andréanne

Poulin

Figure Skating – Ice Dance

19

Île Bizard

Trishia

Villedrouin

Basketball

16

Montréal (Ahuntsic)

Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries

Virginie

Chénier

Archery

20

Laval

Marika

Couturier

Basketball

16

Val d'Or

Audrey-Anne

Déry

Shooting

20

L'Ancienne-Lorette

Daniel

Dubreuil

Speedskating - Longtrack

19

Lévis

Linda

Morais

Olympic Wrestling

21

Montréal (Côtes-des-Neiges)

Samuel

Murray

Racquetball

21

Baie Comeau

Chloé

Plante

Taekwondo

22

Québec

Teo

Sanchez

Biathlon

17

Wakefield

Abraham

Toro

Baseball

17

Greenfield Park

 

About the QUEBEC FOUNDATION FOR ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE
The Foundation's mission is to financially support and encourage student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence and to promote them as role models in Quebec society. Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded student-athletes with more than $4.6 million in bursaries, and will distribute $1.1 million in bursaries in 2014 to over 350 student-athletes across Quebec. Visit the Foundation's website at faeq.com and "Like" us on Facebook: FAEQ – Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec.

 

SOURCE: Hydro-Québec

For further information: Hydro-Québec, Ariane Connor, Media Relations, Telephone: 514-289-5982, connor.ariane@hydro.qc.ca; Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, Annie Pelletier, Communications Director, 514.252.3171 ext. 3538, annie.pelletier@faeq.com

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