2022 LeGrow Family FCGSC Scholarship Award Recipients

2022 Camden Archambeau

Congratulations to Camden Archambeau, son of Michael and Erika Archambeau, on receiving the 2022 LeGrow Family Scholarship.  Camden graduated with honors in 2019 from Weston High School. 

 

FCGSC Scholarship Committee was very appreciative of the fact that Camden continues to research his ancestry.  We were also pleased to know that Camden was able to participate in the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra. We wish him continued success in his dual degree program through Harvard and New England Conservatory. 

 

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2022 Megan Ayotte

Congratulations to Megan Ayotte, on receiving the 2022 LeGrow Family Scholarship.  Megan, daughter of Louis and Sarah Ayotte, graduated in 2022 from Bristol High School. 

 

Megan's application showed a very diverse set of interests, including Band, Swim Team, French Club and Scouts. Her recommendations shared how she impacted those organizations in many ways, including leadership and passion.  Megan will study Marine Biology at the University of Rhode Island.  We wish her continued success. 

 

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2022 Mackenzie Farquhar

FCGSC is happy to announce Mackenzie Farquhar as one of our  2022 awardees of the LeGrow Family Scholarship.  Mackenzie, daughter of Marcia and Elias Farquhar, graduated from  Killingly High with High Honors in '21.

 

She attends UCONN as a Psychology major.  Mackenzie's application essay showed great insight into the challenges of people immigrating into a new country and its culture.  She has extended this into her experience with other students who share these experiences on campus.  We wish Mackenzie success in her future endeavors. 

 

 

Previous LeGrow Family FCGSC Scholarship Award Recipients

2021 Mackenzie Farquhar

FCGSC is happy to announce Mackenzie Farquhar as one of our  2021 awardees of the LeGrow Family Scholarship.  Mackenzie, daughter of Marcia and Elias Farquhar, graduated from  Killingly High with High Honors in '21.

 

She will attend UCONN as a Psychology major.  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

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Congratulations to Camden Archambeau, son of Michael and Erika Archambeau, on receiving the 2021 LeGrow Family Scholarship.  Camden 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.  We hope to "hear" Camden in his travels and wish him continued success in his music endeavors.

 

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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 2023 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.

 

General Instructions

1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is April 22, 2023, 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.

4. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will not be considered. You may download a copy of the application online at www.fcgsc.org.  use the link below.

5. You will be notified during the second week of May regarding the status of your application.

6. If you have any questions about the application, please email info@fcgsc.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)

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

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