Bishop’s University Celebrates $250,000 Gift From Desjardins Group
Bishop’s University is pleased to announce that Desjardins Group has made a $250,000 donation to establish the Desjardins Scholarship Program that will support Bishop’s students and local entrepreneurs.
“This generous gift to our Leading the Way Campaign will allow Bishop’s to provide realworld work experiences for our students”, says Bishop’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Michael Goldbloom. “This ongoing investment in our scholarship program will help Bishop’s to continue to attract highly qualified stu- dents. We are very grateful for the support of, and our partnership with, the Desjardins Group.”
In speaking of this gift, Monique F. Leroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins, emphasized that this is an example of Desjardins’ commitment to higher education and the success of youth. “We look forward to working in close collaboration with Bishop’s to support entrepreneurs and the university’s very best students as they work to become leaders in the community and in their chosen fields.”
As of 2016, this gift will create an opportunity for eight Bishop’s University students to work in four regional enterprises each year to the benefit of both the students and the businesses. A portion of the donation will also support Desjardins members who are registered as full time students at Bishop’s with a 1,000 $ rebate on their tuition fees.
One of the main goals of the University’s ambitious $30 million Leading the Way Campaign is to enhance collaboration between the Williams School of Business and the Dobson-Lagassé Entrepreneurship Centre. This gift will support Bishop’s in bringing together students, entrepreneurs and experienced business mentors to create a powerful hub for business innovation.
Seen here from left to right: Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sévigny, Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group Monique Leroux and Bishop’s Principal Michael Goldbloom.