Cégep à distance awards two scholarships and 19 of its student-athletes are recognized

Montréal, May 13, 2013 –  Triathlete Antoine Jolicoeur-Desroches, from Cégep André-Laurendeau, and hockey player Louis-Philip Guindon, from Cégep de Drummondville, each received a $1,000 scholarship from Cégep à distance on May 9. The scholarships are given each year as part of the Fondation Sport-Études awards to two student-athletes who maintain their academic standing while practising their sport at a high level.
“Distance studies can help student-athletes continue their education while they pursue a sports career, despite a very busy schedule,” explained Cégep à distance director Viet Pham. “But like sports, distance education requires a lot of discipline, so it is important for us to reward student-athletes for their perseverance.”
Two student-athletes from Cégep à distance also received RDS scholarships for the second year in a row: diver François Imbeau-Dulac and freestyle skier Audrey Robichaud.
Another 15 student-athletes with commandites to study at Cégep à distance also received scholarships from the Fondation Sport-Études:
Vincent Ally  Baseball (Maisonneuve)
Charles-David Beaudoin  Hockey (Drummondville)
Étienne Briand  Judo (André-Laurendeau)
Catherine Charron-Delage  Soccer (Édouard-Montpetit)
Maxime Dufour-Lapointe  Freestyle skiing (Ahuntsic)
Alex-Anne Gagnon  Freestyle skiing (Lanaudière)
Chloé Isaac  Synchronized swimming (Édouard-Montpetit)
Frédérique Lambert  Racquetball (Maisonneuve)
Jean-François Leblanc  Hockey (Victoriaville)
Sandrine Mainville  Swimming (Édouard-Montpetit)
Valérie Maltais  Speed skating (Maisonneuve)
Geneviève Peel  Synchronized swimming (Ahuntsic)
Katerine Savard  Swimming (Ste-Foy)
Marianne St-Gelais  Speed skating (Maisonneuve)
William St-Germain  Mountaineering (Garneau)
Cégep à distance congratulates all the award winners and encourages them to keep up their efforts to achieve their objectives.
Cégep à distance is a proud affiliate member of the Alliance Sport-Études. The Alliance works with its member CEGEPs to offer academic oversight and organization to student-athletes. In partnership with Cégep à distance, it coordinates distance education needs and the recognition of acquired competencies in physical education.
Cégep à distance offers programs in French that lead to a diploma of college studies (DEC, for its French acronym) or an attestation of college studies (AEC, for its French acronym). Some courses are also offered in English. Every year, some 17,000 people register for one or more of the 200 credit courses offered, for a total of 27,000 course registrations. Cégep à distance offers personalized tutoring and academic follow-up to all its students. cegepadistance.ca