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2020 Recipients of the BMO200 William A. Downe Scholarship Program Announced

June 16, 2020 | Culture, Purpose

BMO is committed to supporting the educational goals of a new generation of young leaders, growing the good in the communities we serve for future generations. As part of this commitment, the BMO200 William A. Downe Scholarship Program was introduced in 2017, to celebrate BMO’s bicentennial anniversary and mark Bill Downe’s tenure as CEO.

The first scholarship recipients were announced in 2018, and for ten years, BMO will provide a scholarship of $10,000 to ten individuals applying for their entry year in any higher education program including universities, colleges/CEGEPs‎. The Scholarship is open to qualifying children and legal wards BMO Financial Group employees entering their first post-secondary degree or diploma program.

The 2020 recipients were selected by the Loran Scholars Foundation, based on the criteria of demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement and leadership potential. Each of the recipients will receive $10,000 CAD for their first year of a higher education program.

Meet the 2020 scholarship recipients

William A. Downe Scholarship Program: 2020 Recipients

For more information about the BMO200 William A. Downe Scholarship Program, please contact the Loran Scholars Foundation by phone at 416-646-2120 or 1-866-544-2673 (toll-free) or by email at

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