ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, July 10, 2018
ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, July 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have awarded academic perseverance bursaries to 42 high school students from the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The bursaries were awarded in person by National Bank employees who participated in the most recent Pedal for youth cycling tour, which was held on September 7, 2017 and raised over $10,000 for the region's academic perseverance bursary program.
- National Bank employees in Abitibi-Témiscamingue took advantage of the end of the school year to award $250, $500 and $1000 academic perseverance bursaries to 42 high school students in the region.
- All of the academic perseverance bursaries were financed by the funds raised during the 2nd annual Pedal for youth cycling tour held in Abitibi-Témiscamingue on September 7, 2017.
- Each recipient stood out through their ability to maintain or improve their grades despite certain challenges or constraints.
- This year, the 3rd annual Pedal for youth cycling tour will take place on September 6, 2018. The objective is to raise $12,500 for the same cause.
"The academic perseverance bursary program is a unique opportunity to encourage young people to pursue their academic efforts despite the challenges they may be facing. Having the chance to make a difference for 42 young people motivates us to continue this activity. We're very proud to be on hand to reward their determination and witness their pride. Moreover, National Bank will be cycling again this year for the cause," stated André Lesage, Regional Vice-President – Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
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