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Edmonton student recognized as TD Community leader
TD Scholarship for Community Leadership 2012 recipient Claire Edwards recognized for vision, leadership and community spirit
TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group is recognizing 20 of Canada's most promising students by awarding each of them a 2012 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. One of the most prestigious merit scholarships in Canada, it is valued at up to $70,000 per student. The scholarship recognizes and supports Canada's emerging leaders, all of whom have demonstrated innovation and initiative while making a difference in their community. Each scholarship recipient exemplifies the best in community leadership from coast to coast.
This year, TD recognized the achievements of Claire Edwards, an Edmonton student who has inspired environmental awareness in her community.
For the 17th consecutive year, TD will contribute more than $1 million towards the recipients' post-secondary tuition and living expenses, along with a guaranteed offer of summer employment at TD for up to four years. Eligible students are in their final year of high school, or CEGEP in Quebec. To date, TD has donated more than $17 million to 340 students.
"We are thrilled to recognize these exceptional students and community leaders with the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. They offer us a glimpse of our country's bright future," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. "TD is proud to support those who make a positive impact in their community."
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - 2012 Edmonton Recipient:
Edmonton recipient, Claire Edwards of McNally High School, was commended for springing to action on issues like clean drinking water and disposable water bottle waste. By helping to organize a student drive to encourage the use of refillable bottles, Claire raised awareness in her community about the environmental damage caused by plastic. Inspired by Amnesty International's vision of water as a human right, Claire established an Amnesty International club and organized a letter-writing campaign to promote the provision of clean drinking water on First Nations reservations.
For more information about this year's recipients, as well as eligibility and application details for the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership, visit www.td.com/scholarship.
TD Community Giving
TD invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2011, TD donated over $66 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, we focus on Education and Financial Literacy, Creating Opportunities for Young People, and the Environment. For more information, please visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.
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