July 14, 2005 14:11 ET

Student from Jonquiere Awarded National Bank Bursary

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - July 14, 2005) - National Bank of Canada is proud to present a $1,000 bursary and paid 10-week summer job to Maxime Pomerleau as part of its 16th annual Bursary and Summer Employment Program for students with a physical or sensory disability.

Ms. Pomerleau, who hails from Jonquiere, Quebec, was selected from among a number of candidates by a jury made up of university administrators and representatives from service organizations for persons with disabilities. Ms. Pomerleau, 20, studies visual arts at the CEGEP de Jonquiere. In addition to offering her valuable financial support, the Bank's Bursary and Summer Employment Program will provide her with an interesting work experience in a branch in Chicoutimi.

National Bank of Canada encourages all students with physical or sensory disabilities to strive for their goals, and recognizes that the road to success can be difficult, especially considering the challenges presented by the academic and work worlds.

Under the Bank's Bursary and Summer Employment Program, two bursaries of $2,000 plus a paid 12-week summer job are awarded to university students in Ontario, Quebec or New Brunswick, while college students in Quebec are eligible for a bursary of $1,000 and a 10-week summer job.

Since its launch in 1989, the National Bank Bursary and Summer Employment Program has helped more than 50 college- and university-level students with physical or sensory disabilities develop their skills. Recipients acquire stimulating work experience in an area relating to their studies. It also raises awareness among the Bank's employees of the realities of living with a disability.

A photo is available from the Public Relations Department. Please call (514) 394-8085 for information.

About National Bank

National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has close to $100 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs nearly 17,000 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA: TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Contact Information

  • National Bank of Canada
    Denis Dube
    Manager, Public Relations
    (514) 394-8644