MEDIA ADVISORY / INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - TD awards up to $1.4 million in scholarships to 20 Canadian students driving change at home and beyond

- 2017 #TDScholarship community leaders to be celebrated in Toronto on May 25 -

TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - On May 25 in Toronto, 20 of Canada's outstanding young leaders will be recognized and celebrated for their exceptional contributions as recipients of the 2017 TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. From mentoring at-risk youth and human rights advocacy to building mental health awareness, this year's recipients are driving positive change in their communities, across Canada and around the world.    

In recognition of their work, each TD Scholarships for Community Leadership recipient will receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses for post-secondary education.

WHAT:

22nd Annual TD Scholarships for Community Leadership National Awards Ceremony



WHERE:

Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott (Marriott Ballroom)
525 Bay St.
Toronto, ON



WHEN:

Thursday, May 25, 2017



6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Presentation and speeches


7 p.m.

Opportunity to interview TD Scholarships for Community Leadership recipients and TD representatives




WHO:

#TDScholarship recipients Dr. Jane Thompson, Executive Director, TD Scholarships for Community Leadership


Tyrrell Schmidt, VP Global Brand and Customer Experience, Marketing, TD Bank Group


Shawn MacDonell, Founder, Creativision and TD Scholarship Alumni (2004)


Tracy Moore, Award-winning Television Host, CityLine

 

About TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Since the program started in 1995, more than $22 million in scholarships have been granted to 440 high school and CEGEP students in Canada for their post-secondary education through the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership program. Each year, 20 scholarships are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 over four years, including up to $10,000 for tuition and $7,500 for living expenses per year. Recipients also have the chance to make lifelong connections through summer employment with TD, as well as mentorship and networking opportunities.

SOURCE TD Community, Environment and Music

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Nicole McRonney-Apaw, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5114, nmcronney-apaw@paradigmpr.ca


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