WELLINGTON, PEI, January 14, 2016 – Every year, Collège de l'Île provides entrance scholarships for students. For the second year in a row, the Collège is offering a $1,000 entrance scholarship to one student from each high school on Prince Edward Island. Anyone enrolled and accepted in a full-time program offered by Collège de l'Île in the 2016-2017 academic year is eligible.

“We want to encourage young people who speak French to think about obtaining their post-secondary training in French. We want our young people to take full advantage of the efforts they have invested in learning French throughout their years at school,” explained Donald DesRoches, President of Collège de l'Île

Collège de l'Île is offering the following scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year:
  • A $1,000 entrance scholarship to one graduate of each high school on PEI.
  • One $1,000 entrance scholarship to an adult student returning to school after having been out of a PEI high school for at least one year.
  • One $1,000 entrance scholarship to a student who is not from PEI.
  • One $500 scholarship to a student enrolled in a program related to the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS): Resident care worker, Human services, Youth worker or Licensed practical nurse.
Collège de l'Île is also holding a contest for potential students, who can win a $2,000 credit toward tuition in any full-time program starting during the 2015-2016 academic year. To participate, go to Collège de l'Île’s Facebook page (facebook.com/CollegeAcadieIPE) and click on the “Gagne 2 000 $” button to fill out the entry form.

In September 2016, Collège de l'Île will be offering the following regular programs: Bilingual administrative assistant (certificate and diploma), Accounting clerk, Early childhood educator, Early childhood assistant, Human services, Youth worker, Resident care worker and Welder. The deadline to enroll in these programs and enter the contest is February 28, 2016.

Please consult the Collège’s website at www.collegedelile.ca for information on all the scholarships offered. The application form, available on the Collège’s website, must be filled in and returned by May 15, 2016. Anyone wishing to enroll in a program at the Collège for next September can do so directly on Collège de l'Île’s website.
 
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:
Tina Robichaud
902.314.3332