Vanier College is pleased to announce that Social Science students Alex Moore and Florence Laroche both received scholarships from Hydro Quebec in collaboration with the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (Québec foundation for athletic excellence, or FAEQ). Florence received a $4,000 scholarship for Academic Excellence, and Alex received a $5,000 university recruit scholarship.
This year, 33 student athletes received a total of $110,000 in scholarships divided among Academic Excellence scholarships that recognize outstanding academic achievements, Academic and Athletic Support scholarships to encourage a healthy sport/study balance, Perseverance scholarships and University Recruitment scholarships.
Florence Laroche is a soccer player who was on the Gold Medal Quebec Team at the 2017 Canada Games. She was also invited twice to the selection camp for the Canadian Team for U-20 in 2017. Florence is a dedicated player with great team spirit. Technically, she concentrates on her dexterity and her self-confidence in order to do well as a member of the Canadian Team at the CONCACAF this autumn. When she finally hangs up her cleats, Florence wants to become a criminologist.
Alex Moore is an Olympic wrestler who came in 7th at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Finland and won a Gold Medal at the 2017 Junior Canadian Championships. Alex is a technical and daring wrestler who is working on increasing his strength and speed with a view to winning the Canadian Championships next year. His long-term ambition is a career in sports management and he will begin studies in Economics at Concordia University in January 2018.
Alex and Florence join the ranks of past Vanier recipients of FAEQ scholarships such as wrestler Dorothy Yeats and synchronized swimmer Brooke Brimo.
The Hydro-Québec Scholarship Program was established in 1997 with the aim of rewarding elite student-athletes and supporting their development before they are renowned. The scholarships recognize not only athletic accomplishment and potential but also academic success and excellence.
Congratulations to Florence Laroche and Alex Moore.