University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue students awarded CGA-Quebec scholarships

MONTREAL, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec (CGA-Quebec) awarded scholarships today to two students enrolled in the bachelor's program at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) during the University Foundation's annual gala awards ceremony.

"CGA-Quebec is proud to encourage academic excellence in the accounting field. To that end, every year we award 25 scholarships to university students enrolled in doctoral, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as to college students across Quebec," said Paulette Legault, CEO of CGA-Quebec.

"Marie-Soleil Bédard and Kelly Bordeleau, third-year students in the bachelor of accounting sciences program at the UQAT in Rouyn-Noranda, have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship enabling them to continue their CGA training program. Each award includes a $600 certificate applicable to the CGA-Canada exams or exam preparation materials, together with a cheque in the amount of $400," added Ms. Legault. The scholarships were presented by Christian Chouinard, CGA, a member of the Board of Directors of CGA-Quebec's Abitibi-Témiscamingue chapter.

About Certified General Accountants
CGAs are skilled in a variety of areas, including tax, auditing, management, financial planning, accounting and finance. They are employed in private companies, accounting firms and in the public and parapublic sectors.

About CGA-Quebec
CGA-Quebec has fulfilled its public protection duties for more than 100 years. Its goal is to become the leader of the accounting profession in Quebec by upholding and promoting the values of transparency, respect and integrity. CGA-Quebec has more than 10,500 regular members and students.


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