MONTREAL, May 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Le regroupement des fondations collégiales de Montréal awarded $37,000 in scholarships to 36 deserving students during its annual gala event held on May 1, 2012. In just four years of existence, the RFCM's scholarship program has awarded over $152,000 to CEGEP students.
This year's event was hosted by CEGEP graduate and noted actress Macha Limonchik and was attended by over 400 guests, including teachers, parents, college administrators and business leaders.
The Regroupement of Montreal's 12 on-island college foundations was launched with the objective of showcasing the work of the CEGEPs in preparing students to become leaders for the next generation. They will become a dynamic force in both business and in society in general. The annual gala is the culmination of a competition that invites the CEGEPs' most accomplished and ambitious students to vie for the scholarships.
To illustrate the link between CEGEP studies and future economic strength, each award recipient is partnered with a representative from a company or organization who bestows the scholarship. Since its inception, the TD Bank has been on board as title sponsor of the annual gala, although this year, they have shared the honour with six other banks - BMO Financial, CIBC, RBC Royal Bank, ScotiaBank, Mouvement Desjardins and National Bank - in a show of support for the work of the Regroupement.
To view the list of the recipients and photos of the 2012 RFCM Gala, visit the RFCM's website at: www.fondationscollegiales.qc.ca
For further information:
Coordonnatrice - événements et communications
La Fondation du cégep du Vieux Montréal
Tél : 514-982-3437 poste 2515
Fax : 514-982-3414