Gaspé November 6, 2019. – The Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles Foundation carries on its mission by attributing its entrance bursaries for a twelfth consecutive year. In all $ 7 500 – 15 bursaries – were awarded to secondary school graduates newly admitted to their first year at one of the four Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles campuses.

Fate smiled on 11 students from throughout the territory whose names were drawn as recipients of a $500 welcome bursary. Even if the fund attribution program provides one bursary for each high school or adult education centre from its territory, some schools or centers are not present on the recipients list due to a lack of applicants.

One $500 english immersion bursary was attributed to Elliott Lessard. Maïka Assells, a student at Carleton-sur-merCampus, received a $500 leadership bursary for her remarkable involvement in her community. For the first time since five years we had two eligible applications for our “young entrepreneur” scholarship. Both of them were selected by the committee: MaÏka Assells from the Carleton Campus and Sophie-Marie Plante from Îles de la Madeleine campus.

Entrance bursary program – Welcome: These bursaries are exclusively for graduates from each of the secondary schools or Adult Education Centre located in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region or from ESSB territory who choose to enrol in a training program at one of the four campuses of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. One bursary is awarded following a random draw for eligible students in each of the polyvalent or Adult Ed. Centre. These $500 bursaries encourage young people to remain in the region.

Entrance bursary program – Immersion: This bursary is for students who undertake their college studies in total or partial immersion at the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. It is valued as an incentive for students to become proficient in a second language.

Entrance bursary program – Leadership: This scholarship is not awarded by means of a draw but selected by a special committee. It rewards a student for his or her exceptional involvement in extracurricular or community activities..- Registration required and form to be completed.

Entrance bursary program – Young entrepreneur: This program aims to promote and support the development of entrepreneurial spirit among students. The recipient, selected by a committee, must have set up during high school a business that allowed him to make profits.