Saputo supports student-athletes with a total of $134,000 in bursaries

Five Academy players rewarded

Montreal – Saputo unveiled today the names of 41 student-athletes who shared a total of $134, 000 in bursaries, marking the 14th edition of Saputo’s Bursary Program with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

This year’s bursary program features a new element, as bursaries have been divided into two distinct categories: Academic Excellence Bursaries - given to 22 student-athletes to reward academic excellence, and Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries - given to 19 student-athletes to reward their ability to succeed in their sport and their studies, a demanding challenge for those emerging onto or competing on the national and international scenes. 

In 2010, Saputo proudly announced that it would renew its agreement to support the Foundation with a million dollar donation over a five-year partnership – an investment of $200,000 per year. 

Mr. Claude Chagnon, President of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence stated, “Saputo and the Foundation share the value of education and of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is clearly demonstrated with their support of new bursaries that reward academic excellence – encouraging the pursuit of educational and athletic achievement. This year, Saputo is supporting 41 student-athletes, of which 29 are receiving their second, third - and in some cases, eighth bursary. Saputo is supporting these student-athletes in their development by adapting to their needs and challenges, while helping them prepare for their after sport career.” 

Saputo recognizes the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence for its exceptional work with student-athletes, and for the solid partnerships it has built within the business community of Québec. These young student-athletes deserve and require our support in their quest for excellence

Among Saputo bursary recipients this year are two athletes who have qualified for the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, namely Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Freestyle Ski – Moguls) and Valérie Maltais (Speedskating – Short Track). Other notable recipients include Dorothy Yeats, two-time Junior World Champion in Olympic Wrestling, and Olympian Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, who finished fifth in Freestyle Ski – Moguls at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and is on track to qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Below are the names of the 41 student-athlete recipients of a 2013 Saputo bursary 

Name

Discipline

Age

Amount

City

Category

                             Academic Excellence Bursaries

 

Nahida Baalbaki

Soccer

14

$2,000 

Montreal (Ville St. Laurent)

Hopeful

Ariel Carignan

Soccer

15

$2,000

Sherbrooke

Hopeful

Axelle Crevier

Waterpolo

16

$2,000

Montreal (Rosemont)

Hopeful

Sarah Feola

Soccer

15

$2,000

Montreal (St. Leonard)

Hopeful

Fanny Pelletier Laroche

Soccer

14

$2,000

Gatineau

Hopeful

Gabrielle Carle

Soccer

15

$2,000

Quebec City Region

(St. Romuald)

Elite

Frédérique Cigna

Swimming

16

$4,000

Montreal 

(Ahuntsic Cartierville )

Elite

Vanessa Grégoire

Soccer

17

$2,000

Beaconsfield

Elite

Marie Levasseur

Soccer

16

$2,000

Stoneham

Elite

Samantha Maiorino

Diving

15

$4,000

Pointe-Claire

Elite

Marie-Mychèle Métivier

Soccer

16

$2,000

Breakeyville

Elite

Jonathan Naisby

Swimming

15

$4,000

North Hatley

Elite

Charlotte Robillard-Millette

Tennis

14

$4,000

Blainville

Elite

Bianca St. Georges

Soccer

16

$2,000

St. Felix de Valois

Elite

Étienne Briand

Judo

19

$4,000

Sept-Iles

Excellence

Gabriel Chancy

Volleyball

18

$4,000

Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)

Excellence

Kerrian Chunlaud

Freestyle Ski - Moguls

20

$4,000

Quebec City

Excellence

Maxime Dufour-Lapointe

Freestyle Ski - Moguls

24

$5,000

Montreal 

(Riviere-des-Prairies)

Excellence

Philippe Gagné

Diving

16

$4,000

Montreal 

(Town of Mount Royal)

Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joelle Numainville

Road Cycling

25

$5,000

Laval (Duvernay)

Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Vaillancourt

Biathlon

22

$4,000

Quebec City Region 

(Val Belair)

Excellence

Dorothy Yeats

Olympic Wrestling

20

$5,000

Montreal-West

Excellence

                                 Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries

 

Xavier Grenier-Talavéra

Triathlon

18

$2,000

Vaudreuil Dorion

Hopeful

Marie-Julie Malboeuf

Weightlifting

19

$2,000

Repentigny

Hopeful

Lydia Marquis

Soccer

15

$2,000

St. Hubert

Hopeful

Félix Auger-Aliassime

Tennis

13

$4,000

Quebec City Region (Ancienne Lorette)

Elite

Louis Krieber-Gagnon

Judo

17

$4,000

Montreal 

(Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)

Excellence

Audrey McManiman

Snowboarding

(Freestyle/Half-pipe)

18

$4,000

St. Ambroise de Kildare

Elite

Kristel Ngarlem

Weightlifting

18

$4,000

Montreal (Rosemont)

Elite

Maxim Poulin

Sprint CanoeKayak

19

$4,000

Quebec City Region 

(Lac Beauport)

Excellence

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Sprint CanoeKayak

17

$4,000

Quebec City Region 

(Lac Beauport)

Elite

Genève Bélanger

Speedskating – Short track

16

$4,000

Montreal (St. Michel)

Excellence

Laurie Blouin

Snowboarding

(Freestyle)

17

$4,000

Stoneham / Tewkesbury

Excellence

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe

Freestyle Ski - Moguls

21

$5,000

Montreal 

(Riviere-des-Prairies)

Excellence

Justine Dufour-Lapointe

Freestyle Ski - Moguls

19

$5,000

Montreal 

(Riviere-des-Prairies)

Excellence

JérémyGagnon-Laparé

Soccer

18

$2,000

Magog

Excellence

Valérie Maltais

Speedskating – Short track

23

$5,000

Saguenay

Excellence

Yacine Ait-Slimane

Soccer

18

$2,000

St. Constant

*Academy

Marco Dominguez

Soccer

17

$2,000

Montreal (St. Michel)

*Academy

Esleyder Luarca

Soccer

15

$2,000

Montreal (Villeray)

*Academy

Aron Mkungilwa

Soccer

17

$2,000

Joliette

*Academy

*Montreal Impact Academy

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