The Rogissart scholarships: a reward for deserving students

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Awarded by the Académie des sciences since 1991, the Rogissart scholarships are aimed at rewarding high school students for their outstanding achievements in their education and who were born or have at least one parent born in the Department of the Ardennes, where Jean Rogissart, their founder, was a native. The Rectorat de l’Académie de Reims [local authority of the Ministry of National Education in Reims] provides support for the laureate selection process, in such a way that every high school of the Department of the Ardennes may enter one or several candidates for the scholarship, who should meet the following profile:
• match the geographical criteria stated by the founder;
• be selected by a jury empanelled at the level of the Rectorat [local authority of the Ministry of National Education], based on criteria of education (year 12 and final year of A levels) and social background;
• achieve outstanding success in education and pass the baccalaureate (A level final exam), whether general (with maths as a major in the "S" scientific section), vocational (sections with technical or industrial majors) or technological ("STI", "STL" or "ST2S" sections) with honours;
• have a higher education project in view, in the field of science - whether general, technical or industrial - of such nature as to account for the allocation of a scholarship (the benefits of higher education scholarships are completely compatible with the allocation of a Rogissart scholarship).

Each scholarship amounts to €6,000 in all, paid in six times during two successive scholar years at the University (as an example, a 2014 scholarship laureate receiving €1,000 in 2014 would receive €3,000 in 2015 and €2,000 in 2016). At the end of his/her first year of higher education studies, the scholar should provide the Académie des Sciences proof of his/her work and attendance to class, as the necessary condition for scholarship payment to continue until its ending. When payment ends, the scholar is asked to draw up a report.