Alouettes grant bursaries to 26 promising players (including 5 #CFC100)

Montreal, August 19, 2015 – To mark the 11th edition of its bursary program with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ), the Montreal Alouettes distributed $34,250 in bursaries to 26 of the most promising young football players in Quebec. The program, presented by RDS, invests in the sport’s future generations by providing financial support to secondary, college and university student-athletes who excel on the football field, in their academic careers, in their communities, or who are remarkable examples of perseverance. 
 
The student-athletes received the bursaries from Mark Weightman, Alouettes President and CEO, and Stéphane Boulay, RDS Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, at a ceremony at Club Sportif MAA, where several Alouettes players perfect their training. Mr. Weightman said, “We are proud to support these student-athletes in pursuing their careers, both academic and in football. It has always been important for the Alouettes to invest in amateur football and this bursary program is an important initiative for our organization, because through it we can encourage young people to succeed not only on the football field, but in the classroom as well.”
 
Five different categories of bursaries were distributed among the 26 recipients: 4 Academic Excellence bursaries, to reward exceptional academic results, 2 Leadership bursaries, to highlight community involvement, 2 Perseverance bursaries, to encourage significant academic improvement, 17 Academic and Athletic Success bursaries, to promote a healthy balance of sport and education, 1 University Recruitment bursary, to encourage a local CEGEP graduate to pursue an academic and football career in a Quebec university.
 
The program is managed by the FAEQ and Football Québec, in a partnership with the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RESQ). “The Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, with the theme United for success” said FAEQ president, Claude Chagnon. “Looking at the FAEQ’s success, credibility, prestige, and thriving growth since 1985, it becomes obvious that the Montreal Alouettes have been an important partner for the past 11 years. They have been incredibly generous and enthusiastic in their beliefs, and they have been tireless at promoting their values, which are proudly shared by FAEQ. Now more than ever, the Alouettes and FAEQ are united for the academic, athletic and professional success of our remarkable student-athletes.” Mr. Chagnon attended the ceremony in the company of Bob Mironowicz, the new Football Québec president, and Gustave Roël, RSEQ Executive director.
 
The ceremony was presented by RDS, a prestigious communications partner of the FAEQ’s for several years. RDS airs testimonial video clips, where bursary recipients talk about their experience. RDS will also officially host the 30thanniversary Gala of the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec, on November 25, 2015, at the Laval Sheraton Hotel.
 
 
Table of the 26 recipients of Montreal Alouettes 2015 Bursary Program,
for a total $34,250 in bursaries
 
Secondary-Level Bursaries (eleven $750 bursaries)
 
NAME
LAST NAME
2014 TEAM
BURSARY TYPE
Neal
Côté
Maniwaki Mustangs
Academic Excellence
Nathan
Laflamme
Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes Centurions
Academic Excellence
Shawn
Boucher
Séminaire St-Joseph Vert et Or
Academic and Athletic Success
Félix
Lussier-Roy
École secondaire du Triolet Harfangs
Academic and Athletic Success
Samuel
Makwanda
École secondaire  Curé-Antoine-Labelle Loups
Academic and Athletic Success
Kevin
Mitale
Collège Charles-Lemoyne Dynamiques
Academic and Athletic Success
Alec
Poirier
Laurentides-Lanaudière Wildcats
Academic and Athletic Success
François
Rocheleau
Collège Notre-Dame Cactus
Academic and Athletic Success
Maxime
Lalo
Externat Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors
Perseverance
Félix
Sancoucy-Mainville
Collège Laval Maraudeurs
Perseverance
Christophe
Renaud
École des Sentiers Lasers
Leadership
 
 
College-Level Bursaries (six $1,000 bursaries)
 
NAME
LAST NAME
TEAM
BURSARY TYPE
Frédéric
Paquette-Perreault [CFC100]
Cégep du Vieux Montréal Spartiates
Academic Excellence
Michael Anthony
Arruda
Collège Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars
Academic and Athletic Success
Adam
Auclair [CFC100]
Collège Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars
Academic and Athletic Success
Jérémie
Dominique
Cégep du Vieux Montréal Spartiates
Academic and Athletic Success
Samuel
Lefebvre [CFC100]
Cégep Lévis-Lauzon Faucons
Academic and Athletic Success
Antoine
Mailhot
Cégep Lévis-Lauzon Faucons
Academic and Athletic Success
 
 
University Recruitment Bursary (one $8,000 bursary over 2 years)
 
Louis-Mathieu
Normandin [CFC100]
2014: Cégep du Vieux-Montréal Spartiates
2015: University of Montreal Carabins
University Recruitment
 
 
University-Level Bursaries (eight $1,500 bursaries)
 
NAME
LAST NAME
TEAM
BURSARY TYPE
Thomas
Girard
Laval University Rouge et Or
Academic Excellence
Mathieu
Breton
Bishop’s University Gaiters
Academic and Athletic Success
Vincent
Cléroux-Gaudreau
Sherbrooke University Vert & Or
Academic and Athletic Success
Gabriel
Cousineau
University of Montreal Carabins
Academic and Athletic Success
Karl
Forgues 
McGill University Redmen
Academic and Athletic Success
Jérémy
Pelletier
Concordia University Stingers
Academic and Athletic Success
Hugo
Richard [CFC100]
Laval University Rouge et Or
Academic and Athletic Success
Olivier
Émond
Sherbrooke University Vert & Or
Leadership
 
 

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