Desjardins has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. This is why Caisse Desjardins de la Pointe de la Gaspésie is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.
Saguenay-area Desjardins caisses are giving their young members an opportunity to win a total of $110,000 in scholarships.
The 6 Saguenay-area Desjardins caisses are launching the second edition of the Prêt pour ma bourse program created for young members who will be pursuing full-time vocational, CEGEP or university studies in the fall of 2016. In all, 127 scholarships totalling $110,000 will be awarded to students to help them pursue studies, carry out projects and fulfill their dreams.
Winners will be determined by draw at a VIP awards ceremony featuring popular comedian Jérémy Demay, on October 21, 2016.
Coupons can be earned through various activities, including caisse general meetings, educational lectures, networking activities and Facebook activities.
In addition, the more students take part in these cooperative activities, the more chances they get to win a scholarship. Each student can earn a maximum of 15 entry ballots.
Application period: ends September 16, 2016
“In addition to supporting academic retention, the program helps us provide financial education to our young members and talk to them to tailor our ways of doing things to their needs”, say in unison all officers and general managers of Saguenay-area Desjardins caisses.
During the contest period, which takes place from April 1 to September 16, 2016, young members will have a chance to learn more about the Desjardins cooperative model, better understand the significant role they can play within it and discover numerous personal and professional opportunities.
Good luck to all applicants!
Caisse Desjardins de la Pointe de la Gaspésie also contributes to the Desjardins Foundation, which awards over a half million dollars in scholarships each year.
To help introduce children to sound savings habits at an early age, Caisse Desjardins de la Pointe de la Gaspésie actively supports the educational school caisse services at the following schools: Saint-Rosaire de Gaspé, Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cur de St-Majorique, Notre-Dame-de-Liesse de St-Georges-de-la-Malbaie and Gaspé Elementary School.
The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advised to speak with your caisse advisor or your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered as advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc. or Disnat.