National Bank salutes four National Bank bursary recipients and medalists at the 2012 London Olympic Games
National Bank is proud to recognize the excellent performance at the London Olympic Games of Jennifer Abel, Roseline Filion, Christine Girard and Andréanne Morin, all of whom have received a National Bank Bursary from the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.
The four athletes were supported by the Bank through the National Bank Bursary Program for talented athletes in the province. They now reached the highest levels of their discipline and deserve our warmest congratulations.
Four Quebecers have won a medal respectively in the following events:
Jennifer Abel: diving / synchronized 3 m springboard / bronze
Roseline Filion: diving / synchronized 10 m High Flight / bronze
Christine Girard: weightlifting / 63 kg / bronze
Andréanne Morin: Rowing / eights / silver
National Bank Bursaries Program at the FAEQ, 20 Years of Excellence
Established in 1992, the National Bank Bursaries Program aims to support young promising student-athletes and unsung, who did not have access to financial support to help them progress on the international scene.
This year, 25 student-athletes have received a National Bank bursary. Of these, Roseline Filion, in addition to six student-athletes, have excelled at the London Games: Philippe Beaudry, 24th in fencing, Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon, 4th in synchronized swimming (duet and team), Barbara Jardin, 10th and 4th in swimming (200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle), Sasha Mehmedovic, who reached the second round in judo, Sébastien Michaud, 11th in taekwondo and David Tremblay, 16th in wrestling.
Prestige sponsor of the FAEQ since 1999, National Bank has renewed its partnership with the Foundation by announcing on April 21, 2010, an investment of $ 450,000 over three years (2010-2013). This investment has helped to achieve the program’s expansion. This bursaries program is open to young promising student-athletes from various regions of Quebec and who achieve recognition on provincial, national and international sports scenes.
Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence
Over the past five years, the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence has awarded a total of $ 3.4 million in bursaries. The annual amount has increased from $ 400,000 in 2004 to $ 925,000 in 2012. For the FAEQ, the athletic and academic performance is a source of expression of excellence that helps shape models of perseverance and success. The mission is to financially support and to encourage student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence and contribute to the promotion of models in Quebec society.