Unit Leader’s Daughter Receives DSA Scholarship

DSA StoryUnit Leader Marie Josée Lemay’s daughter was recently awarded a Direct Sellers Association of Canada scholarship.

Marie-Jacques Caron received one of six $1,000 scholarships awarded across Canada. The third-year student at Laval University is studying criminology.

“It’s gratifying to be rewarded for your efforts and to be encouraged for the future,” Marie-Jacques said.

In an essay about how her mother’s PartyLite business played a role in her life, Marie-Jacques touched on how the dedication and success is an inspiration.

“It shows us every day that our goals are within reach when we invest time and effort,” Marie-Jacques wrote.

The moment was also special for Marie Josée, who said she’s “extremely proud” of her daughter.

“It only strengthens my belief that I made the right decision 18 years ago when I decided to be more present at home and to start my own PartyLite business!” she said.

DSA President Ken Mulhall said they’re “thrilled to present the scholarships to these very well deserving recipients.”

“Through the process, we were touched by the recipients’ heartfelt stories on how the wonderful industry of direct selling has had a positive impact on their lives.”

Grants for educational initiatives are made possible through support from the Direct Selling Education Foundation of Canada (DSEF), a not-for-profit organization established by the Canadian DSA in 1994. The DSEF promotes public awareness of the direct selling industry in Canada and serves the public interest through educational programs and research into direct sales and micro enterprise.

“As Chair of the Direct Selling Education Foundation, I am honoured to be a part of this initiative that supports our wonderful industry,” said Gina Bresciani. “The stories that were sent to us were a true testament to the life-altering industry we have with direct selling.  We are excited for the future and look forward to awarding many more scholarships to deserving students across Canada.”

Congratulations, Marie-Jacques!