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FAEQ – The Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) presented its first edition of the Collegiate Recruitment Bursary Program by distributing   $44,000 in individual bursaries to 22 deserving student-athletes. The program was created with the objective to encourage the best Quebec student-athletes from the RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) to continue their athletic and academic careers in a Quebec Cégep institution.

The twenty-two recipients received $2,000 individual bursaries destined to help them pursue their academic and athletic careers in a Quebec institution, all the while competing in an RSEQ division 1 sport, specifically; basketball, football, hockey, soccer and volleyball.

“We are very pleased that the FAEQ is taking the initiative to encourage our outstanding student-athletes to pursue their academic and athletic careers in a Quebec Cégep institution,” said Gustave Roel, President and executive director of the RSEQ. “This will go a long way to encouraging academic excellence through sport, and will allow these student-athletes to concentrate solely on their development in the classroom and on the field.” 

The program was announced in February of 2017 and immediately the Foundation began to receive deserving applications. Each candidacy was diligently evaluated thanks to the precious collaboration of the Quebec sport federations who identified and prioritized the best student-athletes. The Foundation’s selection committee then proceeded with the final selection.

“The caliber and diversity of the recipients in this first cohort is outstanding and shows the depth and the quality of student-athletes coming out of our secondary school system”, mentioned Patricia Demers, Executive Director of the FAEQ. “We are happy to contribute to their development and that of the RSEQ.”

The bursaries were presented in Quebec City during the annual general meeting of the RSEQ in the presence of representatives of the athletics departments of Quebec secondary, Cégep and university institutions.

2017 Collegiate Recruitment Bursary Program recipients

About the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ)    

The FAEQ ( is unique thanks to its personal approach, diligent management, and influential role in the realm of sport and education. In 2017, the Foundation will award $1,350,000 to 475 student-athletes, in addition to offering support services, assisting with academic orientation and the successful balancing of sport and studies. The FAEQ is moved to action by a genuine desire to unite with former bursary recipients and sponsors for the success of the next generation of bursary recipients, thereby making a difference in their academic, athletic, and/or personal development.

About RSEQ   

The RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) ensures the promotion and development of sports and physical activity among students, from introduction to high-level sports. It also fosters youth education, academic success and health.

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Jonathan Collin
Coordinator of the Bursary Program
Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence
514.252.3171 ext. 3884