In collaboration with the Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec, Hydro-Québec Awards $88,000 in Scholarships to 30 Student-Athletes

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec and the Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec (Québec foundation for athletic excellence, or FAEQ) have announced the names of the 30 student-athletes who will receive a total of $88,000 in individual scholarships of $2,000 or $4,000 in this 19th year of the Hydro-Québec Scholarship Program with the FAEQ.

Two types of scholarships were awarded this year: 11 Academic Excellence scholarships to recognize outstanding academic achievements and 19 Academic and Athletic Support scholarships to encourage a healthy sport/study balance.

No fewer than 18 former Hydro-Québec Scholarship Program recipients made their marks at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, including tennis player Eugénie Bouchard; divers Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion; swimmer Katerine Savard; judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier; wrestler Dorothy Yeats; and wheelchair basketball player Jonathan Vermette.

"The Hydro-Québec Scholarship Program, established in 1997, rewards student-athletes identified as Hopefuls or Elite in order to support emerging talents well before they are known and renowned," said FAEQ president Claude Chagnon. "For over 25 years, Hydro-Québec and FAEQ have been united for the academic, athletic and professional success of our scholarship recipients."

Eligibility Criteria

Student-athletes must have postcareer plans, which often include a secondary, college or university education. Besides being selected as Hopeful or Elite athletes by their sports federations, student-athletes must meet the eligibility criteria to represent Canada at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games or World Championships for their sport. The Hydro-Québec scholarships are awarded to at least one student-athlete from each of the regions where the company operates.

2016 Hydro-Québec Scholarship Program Recipients

 

Academic Excellence - $2,000 Scholarships - Hopefuls Category

Name

Age

Sport

Hometown

School

Antoniadès, Pavlos

16

Triathlon

Trois-Rivières

Institut secondaire Keranna

Blais, Antoine

19

Cross-Country Skiing

Lévis

Cégep Garneau

Carier-Bergeron, Camille

16

Equestrian Sport - Dressage

Mascouche

Collège Saint-Sacrement

Chenard, Jérémy

17

Karate / Kumite

Gatineau

Cégep de l'Outaouais

Di Lallo, Jeremy

15

Soccer

Blainville

Rosemere High School

Vallerand, Julianne

15

Soccer

Terrebonne

École sec. Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry

Academic Excellence - $4,000 Scholarships - Elite Category

Brimo, Brooke

20

Synchronized Swimming

Pierrefonds

UQAM

Charles, Alyson

17

Speed Skating - Short Track

Montréal

Collège de Maisonneuve

Gauthier, Sophie

13

Table Tennis

Repentigny

École secondaire Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur

Lalonde, Lauriane

17

Archery

Saint-Constant

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Laroche, Florence

16

Soccer

Laval

École secondaire Georges-Vanier

Academic and Athletic Support - $2,000 Scholarships – Hopefuls Category

Bouchard, Mathieu

17

Judo

Sept-Îles

Collège de Maisonneuve

Chabot, Fay

16

Boxing

Saint-Elzéar-de-Témiscouata

École secondaire de Cabano

Cristofanilli, Zachary

20

Cross-Country Skiing

Orford

Cégep à distance

Kirouac-Marcassa, Thierry

18

Cycling

Boucherville

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Maltais, Félix

16

BMX

Drummondville

École secondaire Marie-Rivier

Ntambue, Donna

15

Basketball

Montréal

École secondaire Lucien-Pagé

Patry, Rémy

17

Baseball

Gatineau

Collège Ahuntsic

Valois, Jacob

18

Judo

Boucherville

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Verreault, Victor

16

Mountain Biking

St-Félicien

Polyvalente des Quatre-vents

Yao, Karifa

15

Soccer

Laval

École sec. Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry

Academic and Athletic Support - $4,000 Scholarships - Elite Category

Baril, Olivia

18

Cycling

Rouyn-Noranda

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Bouffard, Félix-Antoine

20

Weightlifting

Île Bizard

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe

Capogreco, Ariane

19

Softball

Terrebonne

Université de Montréal

Laviolette, Yannick

20

Canoe Slalom

Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague

Collège de Valleyfield

Moore, Alex

19

Olympic Wrestling

Montréal

Vanier College

Portuondo-Isasi, Adriana

19

Judo

La Prairie

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Provost, David

19

Speed Canoeing/Kayaking

Lachine

Cégep André-Laurendeau

Saint-Jean, Keven

19

Taekwondo

Terrebonne

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne

Sanchez, Teo

19

Biathlon

Wakefield

Athabasca University

 

About the Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec: UNITED FOR SUCCESS

The foundation stands out for its customized approach, its careful management and its influential role in sports and education. Its new five-year plan, for 2015 to 2020, focuses on the foundation's main objectives: to increase by 35% the annual amount awarded in scholarships, and to increase the number of annual recipients. This year, a total of 1.2 million dollars will be awarded to more than 425 students and student-athletes. The foundation's scholarships reward academic excellence, encourage balancing high-level sports and study, highlight leadership skills and honor perseverance. FAEQ is inspired by a genuine desire to unite with its partners and former recipients for the success of its recipients, and to make a difference in their academic, athletic and/or personal journeys. Visit the foundation's Web site at faeq.com and like the foundation's Facebook page: FAEQ – Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec.

 

SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information: (to be used exclusively by journalists and other media professionals): Carolyne Hudson, Advisor - Donations and Sponsorships, Hydro-Québec, Phone: 514 289-2211 ext. 2290, Hudson.carolyne@hydro.qc.ca; Patricia Demers, Executive Director, Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec, Phone: 514 252-3171 ext. 3728, patricia.demers@faeq.com

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