Scholarships  03/20/17 12:54:41 PM





After Mr. Mario Séguin passed away, the Co-opérative Régionale de Nipissing – Sudbury Limited created the Scholarship in his name, to encourage students to go forward and preserve their identity, while participating and promoting the co-operative movement.
Mario Séguin was born in Noëlville on May 18, 1936 the same date as our deceased pope Jean-Paul II.  Although he did not have the same universal fame as the pope, he did however leave a distinguished impression in our professional and personal lives throughout his life among us.
Having grown up on the family farm, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and run the farm and to become a highly skilled farmer who always managed to see and appreciate the beauty in life’s most simple things:  such as daisies or the buttercup shining in the sunset not to mention a freshly cut field of hay or the beautiful sparrow.
Proud to be French Canadian, he was always ready to serve and got involved in many community groups such as the 4H club, director for Caisses Populaires, Co-operatives not to mention farmer groupings to purchase farm machinery.  Mr. Séguin was always generous   with his time and proved this over and over again by serving on the board of directors at the Co-operative Regionale de Nipissing – Sudbury Limited for close to 27 years.  He moved from the position of director to secretary to vice-president and president always representing his members with a passion.
He would always take a good look at any file and consider what was at stake and the potential ramifications before voicing his opinion on any important decision.  He was particularly fond of our youth and would always make it a point to involve them in the decision making process.
Mr. Séguin’s passing June 14, 2006 left a huge void which the Co-op would like to fill by involving the youth he cherished so much.
This scholarship is our way of keeping Mr. Séguin’s legacy alive in perpetuity just like the memories of him we all hold so dear to our hearts.

Scholarship Program

The scholarship program is available to secondary schools’ students, English and/or French, who wish to pursue their education.
The candidates must be a Canadian citizen, graduated or anticipate graduating from secondary school during the current year.
They can register at any recognized university or college, anywhere in Canada.
The Co-operative will award a minimum of two, up to $500.00 each scholarship, every year.

Eligibility criteria

The Scholarship will award the candidates who demonstrate, by their grade point average, their abilities to pursue and complete with success a post-secondary education, their financial needs to achieve it, their involvement in society, their leadership and their sense of civic responsibilities.
Each candidate must write an experience or a story related to agriculture, green energy or on the co-operative movement, with their name and address on the cover page only, which will be affix a corresponding number by the Co-op office.
The essay must comprise 500 to 1000 words, typed at 1½ lines interval.

Administration committee

The administration committee is governed by directors.  Its’ members:
  • Sylviane Beaulieu
  • Gérald Beaudry

Selection committee

The selection committee of the Scholarship, establish by the same, chooses the students receiving the grant in accordance with the criterias on the application.  The scholarships will be distributed at the graduation ceremony. 



Scholarship applications must be sent no later than April 21st 2017 and addressed to the
Co-opérative Régionale de Nipissing-Sudbury Limited
c/o Ginette Rainville
4 Principale, Street P.O.Box 10
Verner, Ontario
P0H 2M0
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