Wellington, PEI, May 19, 2015 – The Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada (RCCFC), of which Collège de l'Île is a member, is offering 25 immersion students a $5,000 scholarship to cover tuition for their first year at one of the colleges or establishments that is part of RCCFC for the 2015-2016 school year.

immersion affiche francaisTo be eligible for one of the 25 available scholarships, you only have to be enrolled in an immersion program at an English-language secondary school and registered in a program at Collège de l'Île for the 2015-2016 school year.

This is a unique opportunity to study in French and benefit from a high-quality college education while undergoing an enriching cultural experience. Students will also gain linguistic and cultural assets and become more familiar with a minority Francophone community while at the same time contributing to its vitality. This combination will give them a head start in the labour market.

The contest ends at the end of June 2015. The final selection of scholarship recipients should be done by July 15, 2015.

For those thinking about a postsecondary education, Collège de l'Île will be offering the following programs this September: Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Early Childhood Educator and Assistant (part-time), Human Services, Resident Care Worker, Youth Worker and Welding. The Practical Nursing program starts in January 2016.

To find out what programs are being offered, to enroll or to receive more information on the scholarship being offered, consult our website or contact Collège de l'Île registrar, Christine Arsenault, at (902) 854-3010, ext. 241, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collège de l'Île is the only postsecondary French-language institution in Prince Edward Island. With three learning centres in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs, customized training and training based on labour market needs. It offers a stimulating, student-focused learning environment that uses cutting-edge technology.

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For more information:
Donald DesRoches
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902.854.3010, ext. 222