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Montreal's CEGEP foundations and business community - Forty Montreal-area CEGEP students receive scholarships totaling $40,000 - Event honours CEGEP's 40-year history
MONTREAL, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Forty students from 12 Montreal-area CEGEPs received scholarships with a total value of $40,000 at the 40 ans, 40 bourses gala yesterday evening. The Regroupement des fondations collégiales de Montréal, in collaboration with the business community and the institutions, celebrated the CEGEPs' 40-year history by joining forces with 40 companies to offer 40 scholarships of $1,000 each to students to support their efforts in achieving academic excellence in all fields of study. Earlier this year, students at the 12 Montreal-area CEGEPs were invited to apply for the scholarship awards. A jury comprising of representatives from the CEGEP foundations and TD Canada Trust, the event's major partner, reviewed more than 650 applications. "Supporting education means helping to develop our next generation of tomorrow's leaders," said Christine Marchildon, Senior Vice-President, Quebec region, TD Canada Trust and the event's honorary president. "We congratulate CEGEPs on its 40-year history and proudly join with our local community partners in honouring this institution for its commitment to making post secondary education more accessible to students in Quebec." "For the past 40 years, the CEGEPs have demonstrated their capacity for training youth and adults so they can make a high-quality contribution to the community. They have democratized and facilitated access to higher education," said Paul-Emile Bourque, Executive Director of the Cégep de Saint-Laurent and member of the board of the Regroupement des fondations collégiales de Montréal. "They have also proven to be an outstanding economic development tool by training new generations as well as providing opportunities for adults already in the job market to perfect their skills." Here are the final 40 recipients listed below: 1. James Austin, science, John Abbott College 2. Myrrha Barrette-Goulet, natural science, Collège de Maisonneuve 3. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, natural science, Collège Ahuntsic 4. Marc-André Begin, acupuncture, Collège Rosemont 5. Emilie Blair, respiratory therapy, Collège Rosemont 6. Miriam Bolduc, double DEC, social science and literature, Cégep de Saint-Laurent 7. Camille Boucher, social science, Optimonde, Cégep du Vieux-Montréal 8. Véronique Charron, double DEC, natural science and social science Cégep du Vieux-Montréal 9. Steven Chen, science, John Abbott College 10. Jacynthe Cloutier, literature, Cégep André-Laurendeau 11. Maude Côté-Leduc, double DEC, natural science and social science, Collège de Maisonneuve 12. Emilie Coulombe, literature, Collège Ahuntsic 13. Catherine Jane Dawson, AEC, Internet technology, John Abbott College 14. Frédéric Dupont AEC, construction/renovation estimating, Cégep de Saint-Laurent 15. Sarah Dupuis, science and literature, College Bois-de-Boulogne 16. Gabrielle Duron, literature, communications profile, College de Bois- de-Boulogne 17. Ziad Fawaz, natural science, health profile, College Bois-de-Boulogne 18. Judy-Fay Ferron, water purification, Cégep de Saint-Laurent 19. Emilie Grenier-Bonin, interior design, Cégep Marie-Victorin 20. Jerina Harizaj, pure and applied science, Vanier College 21. Julie Hébert, natural science, Collège de Maisonneuve 22. Isabelle Hénault, AEC, environmental management and prevention, Collège Rosemont 23. Eleonore Kuentz, social science, administration profile, Collège Gérald-Godin 24. Philippe Lafrance, social science, Collège Rosemont 25. Stéphanie Lapointe, office technologies, Cégep André-Laurendeau 26. Sandrine Leclerc, social science, psychology profile, Collège Ahuntsic 27. Weijia Li, health science, Vanier College 28. Marguerett-Ann Mainville, AEC, administrative support, Collège de Maisonneuve 29. Vanessa Mandeville-Marcotte, social science, individual profile, Collège Gérald-Godin 30. Marion Marchesi, accounting and management, John Abbott College 31. Matteo Miriello, social science, Cégep Marie-Victorin 32. Marilyne Parent, literature, Cégep Marie-Victorin 33. Bernard Piché, natural science, Collège Gérald-Godin 34. Jacques Poirier, physical technology, Cégep André-Laurendeau 35. James Povitz, commerce, Dawson College 36. Guillaume Rivest, recreation technician, Cégep de Saint-Laurent 37. Emilie Sarrazin, history and civilization, Cégep du Vieux-Montréal 38. Alex Walsh, science, Dawson College 39. Rebekah Ward, arts, Dawson College 40. Jamie Webber, double DEC, science and music, Vanier College About the Regroupement Des Fondations Collégiales De Montréal The Regroupement des fondations collégiales de Montréal is an association of the foundations of the 12 Greater Montreal CEGEPs: Collège Ahuntsic, Cégep André-Laurendeau, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne, Dawson College, Collège Gérald-Godin, John Abbott College, Collège de Maisonneuve, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Collège Rosemont, Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Vanier College and Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. These foundations support and encourage students in their quest for excellence by awarding scholarships and providing financial support for various extracurricular projects. As non-profit organizations, they raise money by organizing benefit activities and fundraising campaigns. TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the three main areas of focus for TD's community giving. Flagship programs within these areas include: TD Children's Hospital Fund; TD Friends of the Environment Foundation; TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup; TD Canadian Children's Book Week; TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership; and the TD Summer Reading Club. With support from customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national, regional and local causes benefiting diversity, arts and culture and other community programs. In 2008, TD donated $35 million to more than 2,100 organizations across Canada.
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