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Scholarship brings rural Métis student one step closer to running business – UM Today
by ahnationtalk onOctober 11, 201729 Views
October 10, 2017 —
Your grandma’s kitchen isn’t a typical place to hold an interview. But when a snowstorm stopped Riley Chartrand from attending the final selection round for the BMO Financial Group Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships, that’s exactly where he found himself.
“I had to do my final interview over Skype,” he laughs. “It’s kind of intimidating when you’re looking at six delegates from the University and I’m trying to keep my composure sitting in a suit at the kitchen table.”
The location obviously worked for Chartrand, who was named one of this year’s recipients in March. We caught up with him at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge where he was attending the formal announcement of BMO Financial Group’s gift.