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Anyssa Ibrahim and Sandy Vassiadis, Vice-President, Corporate Communications for Saputo Photo: Normand Huberdeau/Groupe NH Photographes

Vanier College is proud to announce that soccer player and Social Science student Anyssa Ibrahim is the recipient of a $2,000 Academic and Athletic Support Scholarship from the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) and Saputo. Anyssa is one of 45 recipients of the 17th edition of the Saputo Bursary Program, who shared a total of $133,000 in individual bursaries.

Four types of bursaries were granted this year: Academic Excellence Bursaries, to recognize outstanding academic achievements; Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries, to encourage healthy sport/study balance; a Perseverance Bursary, to recognize atypical journeys and the determination to overcome obstacles;and a Leadership Bursary, to reward athletic and academic achievements, coupled with particularly significant and inspiring community involvement.

Anyssa is a member of the U-17 Canadian team that competed at the 2016 World Soccer Cup in Jordan. She also participated in the U-20 Canadian team that played at the 2016 CONCACAF Champions League.  She is known for her speed as a player and her agility with the ball and is currently working on her attack strategy. Anyssa plans to take part in the next U-20 World Cup, and at the end of her soccer career, she would like to become a probation officer.

Anyssa joins the ranks of another winner this year, Olympic wrestler and Vanier graduate Dorothy Yeats who won a $5000 FAEQ-Saputo scholarship. Dorothy is currently studying civil engineering at McGill University. She came in 5th place at the Rio Olympics and won Gold at the 2016 Pan-American Games.

Saputo is proud to encourage promising student-athletes who are inspiring role models and help them fulfil their athletic dreams while ensuring their academic success.

Congratulations to Vanier’s Anyssa Ibrahim.

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