Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Student Grants Contest
Draw has taken place
PHOTO COURTESY RICHARD DUBOIS
Members of the jury of the Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges student bursary competition – Centre - Ève Bélec, Deputy Director of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Sébastien Demers, teacher at the school Elementary Papillon-Bleu and co-organizer of the Festi-Cirque, are flanked by Pauline Thauvette-Leroux, President of the Caisse; Benoit Levesque, 1st Vice-President and President of the Community Relations Committee; Gilles Brassard, Director General of the Caisse; Richard Dubois, Director, Communications and Community Life of the Caisse; Manon Laberge, Assistant to the Director General and Communications; and Sara Ménard, Administrative Assistant.
In the presence of a jury consisting of Caisse officers and employees together with representatives from the community and education sectors, the draw for the 50 winners of the 10th annual Student Grants Contest was held Wednesday, December 5.
This year's contest attracted 676 entries from full-time, post-secondary students who were ‘Desjardins members’ residing in one of the 23 municipalities of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Pauline Thauvette-Leroux, Chair of the Board of Directors of Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, expressed her pride in the enthusiasm that greeted this year's contest. “Everyone knows how education is highly valued by Desjardins,” she said. “That's why year after year, this contest takes place to give students access to educational success and provide them with better prospects."
Since October 1, an extensive promotional campaign has been orchestrated in the region through traditional and virtual media in order to raise community awareness about our annual contest. The entry period ran from October 15 - during Cooperation Week - to November 30 inclusive. The winners are presently being contacted individually for the follow-up required to validate their respective entries. The names of the 50 lucky winners will be made known at Desjardins brunches scheduled for February 2019.
Two Desjardins brunches for the award of grants
The 50 winners of the $500 to $5,000 scholarships, together with their family and friends, will be hosted by Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges at two brunches scheduled for February 2 and 9, 2019. This is when the winners will learn the respective amounts of their financial assistance.
Since 2009, Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has donated a total of $860,000 to 650 students in the annual Student Grants Contest.