Two members of the Concordia Stingers were recognized by the Fondation Sport-Études and awarded bursaries in June.
Right wing Gabriel Proulx, a member of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) who joins the Stingers this fall, and third-year wrestler Laurence Beauregard received $1250 each.
Proulx’s award was in recognition of his perseverance. The foundation was impressed that he completed a diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) while playing elite level hockey. It took discipline and organizational skills to complete his studies in the Cégep à distance program. It is rare for a hockey player to earn a DEC while juggling the demands of a QMJHL schedule.
In 2019-20, the Drakkar’s assistant captain scored 21 goals and added 31 assists for 52 points in 64 games.
Beauregard, a Marketing student in the John Molson School of Business, received a bursary in for her accomplishments in her sport and her studies. She had a 3.89 GPA heading into the summer session of classes. She earned a bronze medal in the 59 kg weight class at the U Sports national championships last February.
In addition, Beauregard was awarded another $500 for perseverance. The foundation recognized that she achieved great success while going through tough challenges in her personal life. Her grandmother and grandfather passed away a few months apart while Beauregard was preparing for national competitions and wrapping up her academic term.
The Fondation Sport-Études’ mission is to financially support high-level athletes pursuing post-secondary studies. The goal is to encourage the pursuit of education and recognize academic and athletic excellence. The foundation will give out $200,000 in bursaries in 2020.