Scholarships for Magdalen Islanders

Scholarships for Magdalen Islanders (0 min 50 s)

Added on September 19, 2017

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Every year, dozens of young people from the Magdalen Islands receive bursaries to study off-island.

  

Scholarships for Magdalen Islanders (0 min 50 s)

Added on September 19, 2017 | Desjardins Group

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[On-screen text: The Desjardins difference]

[On-screen text: Every year, dozens of young people from the Magdalen Islands receive bursaries to study off-island.]

Laura Proulx: It's like the entire community is giving you a pat on the back.

Philippe Hébert: It's like the Islands themselves and everyone here is supporting us. It allowed me to become a boat mechanic. Without boats, without ferries, the Islands couldn't exist.

Laura Proulx: My bursary gave me the opportunity to study in California, which was an amazing experience.

Émilie Couturier: Books, tuition . . . it just lifts a little weight off our shoulders.

Anne-Emanuelle Tardif: There's a wave of people returning to the Islands.

Émilie Couturie: They say you can take a girl out of the Islands...

Jocelyn Aucoin: But you can't the Islands out of the boy.

Philippe Hébert: You can't explain it. It's in here.

[On-screen text: A unique bursary program that gives back $445,000]

[On-screen text: That's the Desjardins difference]