2021 LeGrow Family FCGSC Scholarship Award Recipients
2021 Mackenzie Farquhar
FCGSC is happy to announce Mackenzie Farquhar as one of our very deserving 2021 awardees of the LeGrow Family Scholarship. Mackenzie, daughter of Marcia and Elias Farquhar, graduated from Killingly High with High Honors in '21 and will attend UCONN as a Psychology major.
One of her recommendations stated that "The mark of a true leader is service and Mackenzie's willingness to help others makes her a role model. It is apparent through her involvement in her school and local community that she has a passion for learning and caring for others."
In her essay Mackenzie reflected on the difficult life of her great great grandmother, Marie Emma Rocheleau Dion, as she immigrated to America from Canada. She recognizes that those values and life lessons have been passed on from generation to generation and instilled with her.
Mackenzie exemplifies the work ethic of her French-Canadian predecessors! We congratulate her and wish her much success in her studies and experiences at UCONN.
2021 Camden Archambeau
FCGSC is pleased to announce our additional remarkable awardee, Camden Archambeau, for the LeGrow Family Scholarship. Camden, son of Michael and Erika Archambeau, graduated with honors in 2019 from Weston High School. He will be entering his junior year at Harvard University in the fall with a dual degree program, History and Cello Performance.
Camden's recommendation from the Executive Director of his volunteering experience stated, "His keen intellect and motivation to build a vibrant future sets him apart from others and makes him a student who is well deserving of this scholarship."
Camden explained that it was his "down time" due to the pandemic that he and his Mom began the challenge of uncovering the mystery of the Archambeau family origins. Working through the challenges- dit names, changed spellings, deaths, multiple marriages, translations- they unraveled the family's stories.
Camden also wrote about his appreciation of the sacrifices the families made and the legacy they leave behind that he hopes to continue. We wish him continued success at Harvard and in his music endeavors. We hope to "hear" him in our travels! Congratulations.
LeGrow Family FCGSC Scholarship Award Recipients
2020 Ben Jacobsen
Congratulations to Ben Jacobsen, son of William and Brenda Jacobsen of Bolton, CT on his receipt of the LeGrow Family Scholarship. Ben graduated from Bolton High School with Honors in June of 2020.
Ben will attend Western New England University in the Fall of 2020. He plans to major in Electrical Engineering. Ben is well deserving of this scholarship and we wish him much success in his education and subsequent career.
2019 Austin P. Bertrand
We are very pleased to announce that the first ever recipient of the 2019 FCGSC LeGrow Family Scholarship Award was Austin P. Bertrand. Austin is the son of Martha and Steve Bertrand of Manchester, Connecticut, and the grandson of the late Paul and Eliette (Dube) Bertrand. Austin was entering his Senior year at Bryant University when he received this scholarship award. We congratulate Austin on his academic achievement and wish him continued success in his college career and subsequent chosen field.
Scholarship Information for the 2022 FCGSC
LeGrow Family Scholarship
The purpose of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut’s Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a deserving high school graduating senior or Society member of French Canadian extraction who intends to pursue a course of study at either a two-year or four-year educational institution. The FCGSC offers an educational scholarship of $500 to a student for full or part time attendance at a two or four-year regionally accredited college or university or a state-approved and licensed career school. NOTE: Scholarship funds will only be awarded to the student upon FCGSC receipt of evidence of registration in an accredited educational institution.
Criteria and eligibility (FCGSC Scholarship applicants)
1. Applicant must be a current member or the child or grandchild of a current FCGSC member.
2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or returning secondary education student.
3. Applicant must have at least a 2.7 grade point average (or a “B-” average).
4. Applicant may receive this scholarship no more than twice.
1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is April 9, 2022, 4:00 P.M. (no exceptions).
2. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., references, forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3. If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space.
5. You will be notified by mail during the first week of May regarding the status of your application.
6. If you have any questions about the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Scholarship in the Subject line.
Application Process: Applicants must submit the following:
1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly in ink) click here
2. Letter of application, addressed to the Scholarship Committee, that contains a brief description of yourself and your college plans (educational institution, intended major, and anticipated start date). Letter should not exceed one (1) page.
3. Two (2) letters of recommendations from individuals with significant knowledge of your experience and involvement: your high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, pastor, etc.
4. A recent official high school transcript with cumulative grade point average.
5. A single-line lineage for yourself, going back to an ancestor who immigrated to Canada or the U.S.
6. An original personal Essay of 2-3 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt / Times New Roman font. Essay should describe what you have learned about the life of your immigrant ancestor.
The application should be mailed to:
FCGSC Scholarship Program Committee
P.O. Box 928
Tolland, CT 06084-0928