Our achievements

Our achievements

The Cornelius-Brotherton Foundation collects donations to support Cégep students in the Gaspesie and Magdalen Islands in their learning process through provision of additional resources otherwise inaccessible. Our range covers the 4 components of the Cégep: Carleton, Magdalen Islands, Grand River and Gaspé. The last 10 years were decisive for this young organization. They have indeed seen the Foundation carry out a first major fundraising campaign allowing thus, among others, the establishment of an endowment fund to ensure the long-term impact on the educational institution. It was after this exercise a vast fund allocation program was developed to reward not only academic excellence but also the leadership and initiative among students. In addition, each autumn sees the arrival of a new call for projects to support the development of curricula and boost student life on campus.

2018-2019 The Cornelius-Brotherton Foundation carries on its work with the collegial community.

2018-2019 will have seen that the endowment fund of the Cornelius-Brotherton Foundation, created following the major fundraising campaign 2007-2012, now totaled $ 679,162. The annual interest of this inalienable fund, added to the non-capitalizable portion of the income and other donations received, allow our organization to fulfill its obligations annually.

REDISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

Photo bourse entrée Fondation CBThe Foundation started the 2018-2019 academic year by granting, for an eleventh consecutive year, entrance scholarships to new students. Seventeen $ 500 scholarships were awarded to sixteen high school graduates (one student received two), newly admitted to one of the college’s 4 campuses. This scholarship program provides a welcome scholarship for each secondary school and adult education center in the region. Some schools or centers are not represented in the list of recipients, due to a lack of candidates.
David Delhanty received the French immersion scholarship while the English immersion scholarship was awarded this year to Meylan Samuel. The candidacy of Charlène Roberge, a student at the Gaspé campus, impressed the jury, so that her involvement in her community was rewarded with a “leadership” grant.

Table of recipients in each category

Scholarships Recipients High school origin Campus
WELCOME (500 $) Charlène Roberge École St Maxime du Mont-Louis Campus de Gaspé franco
  Sandrine Coulombe École Esdras-Minville de Grande-Vallée Campus de Gaspé franco
  Frédérick Boulay École Antoine-Roy de Rivière-au-Renard Campus de Gaspé franco
  Patricia Dunn CÉA L’Envol de Rivière-au-Renard Campus de Gaspé franco
  Marie-Pier Méthot Polyvalente C.E.-Pouliot de Gaspé Campus de Gaspé franco
  Alexis Poulin École Polyvalente Mgr. Sévigny de Chandler Campus de Gaspé franco
  Laurie-Camille Roussy École secondaire du Littoral de Grande-Rivière ÉPAQ de Grande-Rivière
  Shannie Roberge École aux Quatre-Vents de Bonaventure Campus de Carleton-sur-Mer
  Clémence Blondeau-Blais École Antoine-Bernard de Carleton Campus de Carleton-sur-Mer
  Mikaël Arsenault École des Deux-Rivières de Matapédia Campus de Carleton-sur-Mer
  Ludovic Thériault Polyvalente des Îles Campus des îles
  Marc-Olivier Curadeau Gaspé Polyvalent Campus de Gaspé anglo.
  Kimberly Boyle Evergreen High School Chandler Campus de Gaspé anglo.
  Cédrik Anctil Metis-Beach High School Campus de Gaspé anglo.
IMMERSION FR (500$) David Delhanty Gaspé Polyvalent Campus de Gaspé franco
IMMERSION ENG (500$) Meylan Samuel Polyvalente C.E.-Pouliot de Gaspé Campus de Gaspé anglo.
LEADERSHIP (500$) Charlène Roberge École St Maxime du Mont Louis Campus de Gaspé franco
Alexis Poulin

Alexis Poulin

Gaspé campus

Alexis Poulin, École Polyvalente Mgr Sévigny de Chandler, with Yves Galipeau general manager of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Charlene Roberge

Charlène Roberge

Gaspé campus

Charlène Roberge, École St Maxime du Mont Louis, with Yves Galipeau general manager of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Frédérick Boulay

Gaspé campus

Frédérick Boulay, École Antoine-Roy de Rivière-au-Renard, with Yves Galipeau general manager of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Frédérick Boulay

Sandrine Coulombe

Gaspé campus

Sandrine Coulombe, École Esdras-Minville de Grande Vallée, with Yves Galipeau general manager of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Sandrine Coulombe

The Entrance scholarship program – “immersion” component targets students who undertake their college training in total or partial immersion at Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. It encourages the acquisition of a second language. No registration required.

Meylan Samuel

Gaspé campus

English immersion scholarship : Meylan Samuel, Polyvalente C.E. Pouliot de Gaspé, with Yves Galipeau general manager of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Meylan Samuel

Devin Delhanty

Gaspé campus

french immersion bursary: Devin Delhanty, Gaspé Polyvalent, with Yves Galipeau, director general for the Cegep

Devin Delhanty

The Entrance scholarship program – leadership component, component not awarded by random draw, recognizes exceptional extracurricular or community involvement of a student. Compulsory registration and form to complete.

Charlene Roberge

Charlène Roberge

Gaspé Campus

Charlène Roberge, École St Maxime du Mont Louis, with Yves Galipeau general manager of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Support for projects

A call for projects launched in the spring of 2018 by the Cornelius-Brotherton Foundation will have enabled staff and students of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles to innovate thanks to the quality, variety and dynamism of the projects proposed. Thirty-two (32) projects were presented in the 3 components of the financial support program, namely:

  • Innovation in programs of studies
  • Improvement of student’s life on campus
  • Promotion of collegial studies.

The proposals submitted reached a wide range of intervention sectors and, given the geographic distance from our campuses, a good proportion of the requested financial support was intended to facilitate the movement of students during visits, seminars or internships. Various objectives were also targeted: outdoors, aquaculture, collective and historic mural, reforestation and development, cinema, improvisation, gardening, aquaponics, etc.

The Foundation, following the report from the analysis committee, agreed to contribute financially to the realization of thirty (30)projects for a total amount of $ 25,000. Support for such projects is offered for an eleventh consecutive year and has, to date, injected $ 368,512 into the 4 CEGEP campuses in the Gaspé and the Islands.

The “École des grands à Gaspé” project obtained additional funding of $ 3,000 from TELUS for a tutoring center between college students and elementary students with learning difficulties.

The end of the academic year celebrates the culmination of the students’ efforts. The galas on each of the campuses outline the obtaining of the Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) for most of them.

In May 2019, the Foundation was very active during the phase of finding sponsors on campus by issuing receipts for donors who wished. The Foundation will have participated in the awarding of 3 bursaries of $ 250, 36 bursaries of $ 300 and 24 bursaries of $ 500. Remaining faithful to its mission, the Foundation awarded a bursary of $ 500 to a graduate from each of the campuses to underline improvement of his academic performance; at the EPAQ, this scholarship is divided into two scholarships of $ 250 and are awarded to a college student and a student in the professional sector. At the Gaspé campus, the foundation also awards a bursary of $ 500 each to a graduate in French immersion and to a graduate in English immersion.

Scholarship improvement of academic performance: Scholarship awarded in each campus to the student with the best record in terms of progression of results (college vs secondary), all programs combined (R rating of college vs SRACQ rating of high school).

Jade Petitpas

Jade Petitpas

Campus of the Magdalen Islands

Jade Petitpas with Chantal Nadeau from the Foundation Board

Catherine Dupuis

Catherine Dupuis

ÉPAQ

ÉPAQ : Catherine Dupuis with Linda Cauvier from Foundation Board. Nick Chouinard is absent from the pictures.

Marie-Pier Boudreau

Carleton campus

Marie-Pier Boudreau with Régis Leblanc from Foundation Board

Marie-Pier Boudreau

Jean-Michel Côté

Gaspé campus, french sector

Jean Michel Côté William Mc Neil, chairman of the Board, and his father, Francis Côté

Jean-Michel Côté
Philippe Gingras

Philippe Gingras

Gaspé campus (english sector)

Philippe Gingras with William Mc Neil, chairman of the Board, Fondation Cornélius-Brotherton.

Immersion scholarships: These two scholarships of $ 500 each are awarded to a student who has completed his total or partial immersion program (minimum two concentration courses per session) in the French or English section of the Gaspé campus.

Jeoffrey Langlois

French immersion

Jeoffrey Langlois William Mc Neil, chairman of the Board, Foundation

jeoffrey langlois

Capucine Auclair

English immersion

English immersion: Capucine Auclair-Gendron with William Mc Neil, chairman of the Board, Fondation Cornélius-Brotherton

Capucine Auclair

Support

Our organization also has the mission of helping students in difficulty. It is in this context that a budget of $ 4,000 was granted to the Cégep to provide financial assistance to students who faced difficulties that could temporarily jeopardize the success of their studies. Following the fire at the residences, the Foundation got involved with the CEGEP in raising funds to help reimburse the material losses suffered by the students affected. The sum of $ 23,397 thus collected will have made it possible to satisfy all claims.

In 2018-2019, the Foundation invested $ 78,218 in grants and projects for the exclusive benefit of students and programs of studies at Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

To date, the Foundation has returned to the collegiate community the sum of $ 676,326, a convincing demonstration of its intention to contribute, as widely as possible, to the progress of the institution and thus confirming its role as a partner in supporting the college’s educational mission.