In the 18th edition of its program with the Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence - Hydro-Québec Rewards 30 Highly Promising Student-Athletes for their Academic Excellence, Sport/Study Balance and Leadership

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2015 /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 18th year of the Hydro-Québec Scholarship Program with the FAEQ.

Three types of scholarships have been awarded this year: 11 academic excellence scholarships to recognize outstanding academic achievements, 17 academic and athletic support scholarships to encourage a healthy sport/study balance and 2 leadership scholarships to reward athletic and academic achievements coupled with particularly significant and inspiring community involvement.

Several Hydro-Québec scholarship winners have gone on to make their marks on the international scene. They include tennis players Eugénie Bouchard, Aleksandra Wozniak and Marie-Eve Pelletier; divers Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion; alpine skiers Éric Guay and Marie-Michèle Gagnon; cyclists Lyne Bessette, Keven Lacombe and Guillaume Boivin; rower Andréanne Morin; swimmer Katerine Savard; taekwondoist Karine Sergerie; judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier; wrestler Dorothy Yeats and boxer Mikaël Zewski.

"On the occasion of FAEQ's 30th anniversary, we are delighted and grateful to be able to count on the loyalty and generosity of Hydro-Québec, which has been contributing to FAEQ since 1987," said FAEQ president Claude Gagnon. 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. For over 25 years, Hydro-Québec and the foundation have been united for the academic, athletic and professional success of our winners."

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's Scholarship Program also requires that a scholarship be granted to at least one student-athlete from each of the regions where Hydro-Québec operates.

2015 Hydro-Quebec Bursary Program recipients

 

Academic Excellence - $2,000 bursaries - Relève Category

Name

Age

Sport

Hometown

School

Gauthier, Sophie

12

Table Tennis

Repentigny

É. secondaire Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur

Villotte, Raphaëlle

18

Tumbling /Trampolining

Saint-Lambert

Collège Sainte-Anne

Cristofanilli, Zachary

19

Cross-country Skiing

Orford

Cégep Garneau - Cégep@distance

Fillion, Océane

17

Snowboarding

Saguenay

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

Carier Bergeron, Camille

15

Equestrian Sport - Dressage

Mascouche

Collège Saint-Sacrement

Makolo, Roxane

15

Basketball

St-Hubert

É. secondaire De Mortagne

Academic Excellence - $4,000 bursaries - Élite Category

Brimo, Brooke

19

Synchronized Swimming

Montreal (Pierrefonds)

Collège Vanier

Dusablon, Jade

21

Swimming

Québec City

University of Montreal

Lalonde, Lauriane

16

Archery

Saint-Constant

Collège Charles-Lemoyne

Burnotte, Jules

18

Track and Field / Biathlon

Sherbrooke

Cégep de Sherbrooke

Verret, Alexanne

16

Fencing (sword)

Québec City

Collège Jésus-Marie de Sillery

Academic and Athletic Support - $2,000 bursaries - Relève Category

Paquet, Charles

18

Triathlon

Port-Cartier

Cégep Garneau

Soucy, Jean-François

18

Cycling (track and road)

Amos

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Valois, Jacob

17

Judo

Boucherville

É. secondaire De Mortagne

Pigeon, Nicholas

20

Cross-Country Skiing

Gatineau

Collège Héritage

Marsillo, David Joe

14

Soccer

Montreal (St-Léonard)

É. secondaire Lester B. Pearson

Chenard, Jérémy

16

Karate / kumite

Gatineau

É. polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau

Lacasse, Marcel-Maxime

17

Baseball

Gatineau

Cégep Ahuntsic

Bouffard, Félix-Antoine

19

Weightlifting

Île Bizard

Cégep de St-Hyacinthe

Academic and Athletic Support - $4,000 bursaries - Élite Category

Provost, David

18

Speed Canoeing/Kayaking

Lachine

Cégep André-Laurendeau

Portuondo Isasi, Adriana

18

Judo

La Prairie

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Sanchez, Teo

18

Biathlon

Wakefield

Université Athabasca

Moore, Alex

18

Wrestling

Montreal (CDN-NDG)

Collège Vanier

Morais, Linda

22

Wrestling

Montreal (CDN-NDG)

Concordia University

Murray, Samuel

22

Racquetball

Baie-Comeau

École de technologie supérieure

Pratte, Simon

18

Weightlifting

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Cégep de Rimouski

Chénier, Virginie

21

Archery

Laval

McGill University

Djaozandry, Michel

17

Soccer

Laval

Collège Montmorency

Leadership - $2,000 bursaries - Relève Category

Fortin, Mélyssa

18

Cycling (track and road)

Montreal (Ville-Marie)

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

Saint-Jean, Keven

18

Taekwondo

Terrebonne

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne

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

In 2015, FAEQ is celebrating 30 years of success, conviction and commitment. With the new theme United for Success, the foundation will announce, throughout the year, several new and renewed partnerships with a number of companies. The foundation stands out for its customized approach, its careful management and its influential role in sports and education. It will grant nearly $1.2 million in scholarships to over 425 student-athletes from all parts of Quebec. The foundation's scholarships reward academic excellence, encourage balancing high-level sports and study, highlight leadership skills and honour 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 website at faeq.com and like the foundation's Facebook page: FAEQ – Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec.

 

SOURCE Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

For further information: Annie Pelletier, Communications Director, Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec, 514 252-3171, poste 3538, annie.pelletier@faeq.com; Mathieu Rouy, Media Officer, Hydro-Québec, 514 289-2311, rouy.mathieu@hydro.qc.ca

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