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The Caisses populaires acadiennes and their Fondation give away more than $125,000 in scholarships

Proud to support our youth, it’s more than $125,000 will be given away in scholarships by the Caisses populaires acadiennes and their Fondation in 2016 to support our youth and the next generations as they undertake their postsecondary education.

The Fondation des caisses populaires acadiennes has been offering students the chance to win a scholarship for their postsecondary education. Each year, the Fondation pays $50,000 in scholarships, divided into 50 scholarships of $1,000. The contest will end on March 31, 2016 and the draw will take place in April. The scholarships will be paid during Co-op Week, in October 2016.

The students are invited to go to www.acadie.com/youth for more details of the contests offers and to participate.

About the Fondation des caisses populaires acadiennes

Since 1983, the Fondation des caisses populaires acadiennes committed to support New Brunswick’s education sector, through scholarships or educational projects. The Fondation also supports the Lire, découvrir et grandir literacy program, which aims to help children from preschool up to second grade to attain an acceptable literacy level by the end of their second year of schooling.

About the Caisses populaires acadiennes

The Caisses populaires acadiennes exist since 1936. This is the largest Acadian financial institution in New Brunswick.  With global assets totaling more than $3.5 billion, this network of 15 caisses is represented by 51 business locations across New Brunswick. More than 1,000 employees and 200 elected officers make up the backbone of the organization. For more details, visit our website at http://www.acadie.com.

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For additional information:

Gisèle Robichaud, Communications and Public Relations Consultant

gisele.robichaud@acadie.com       

Telephone: 506 726-4767   

                  

For media interviews:

Mario Griffin, Communications and Public Relations Consultant

mario.griffin@acadie.com

Telephone: 506 726-4785  

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Communication Team
295 Saint-Pierre Blvd. West
P.O. Box 5554
Caraquet NB E1W 1B7

E-mail: communication@uni.ca