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Helping to ensure a bright future for our professional association shareholders is a goal that the Financial has been enthusiastically pursuing for more than a decade. By setting up a scholarship program with different universities, we help our shareholders support students in their various disciplines and encourage excellence at all levels.

Acting for tomorrow

The initiative began in 2006, with the launch of a scholarship program involving, among others, the Université de Montréal and Université Laval. Established as part of our educational mandate, this program is still going strong: over the past decade, it has provided financial assistance totalling nearly $550,000 to outstanding students in the faculties of medicine, dentistry, notarial law, pharmacy and architecture. The recipients are selected by the universities themselves, based on criteria of academic excellence, drive, and active participation in university life.

Excellence awards ceremony for undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine of the Université Laval, February 13, 2017. From left to right: Florence Desroches, Frédérique Dandois Fafard (Professionals’ Financial) and Katarina Preston.

What’s the impact?

For Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, a Université de Montréal medical resident and scholarship winner in 2016, the impact has been major. As he wrote to us in his email:

”I wanted to personally thank you for offering this financial support. I’m leaving this year for a fellowship in the U.K. and this scholarship will enable me to attend the most important symposium in my field, which is being held this year in San Diego.”

Promoting excellence!

We are proud to help recognize and reward excellence among our shareholders. By renewing our partnership agreement for five years with Université Laval and, next year, with the Université de Montréal, we are affirming our commitment to the next generation of professionals and our unwavering confidence in the future.

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