Miller Thomson Foundation Awards Scholarships Totalling $200,000 to Graduating High School Students Across Canada



    Since 1995 $2.15 million has been awarded to 2,150 students

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - The Miller Thomson Foundation's National
Scholarship Program is awarding $1,000 academic scholarships to 200 Canadian
students, bringing its total contribution to $2.15 million in scholarship
awards to 2,150 graduating high-school students since 1995. The award
recipients will be announced through an advertisement in the Globe and Mail's
Report on Business section on Saturday, June 21.
    "The Miller Thomson Foundation's National Scholarship Program was created
to recognize the achievements and aspirations of remarkable young Canadians,"
says Judson D. Whiteside, Chair of the Miller Thomson Foundation. "The
scholarships encourage and promote the attainment of the higher education
goals of exceptional high-school graduates who have demonstrated a high level
of academic achievement and have made outstanding contributions to their
schools and communities. They can be applied to any area of study at any
Canadian university or college."
    Approximately 1,800 high school students from across Canada applied for
Miller Thomson Foundation Scholarships in 2008.
    The Miller Thomson Foundation is governed by a board of 31 prominent
members of Canada's business and education communities and co-chaired by The
Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C. and Gary G. Campbell, Q.C.

    Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's largest full-service national law
firms, with 430 lawyers working from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton,
London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and Montréal. The firm provides
business law, advocacy and personal legal services to Canadian and
international corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions, governments and
not-for-profit organizations.

    For a full list of our 200 Scholarship Recipients, please refer to either
http://files.newswire.ca/272/2008_Recipients.XLS or the Miller Thomson LLP
website under MT Foundation (www.millerthomson.com).
    For the Miller Thomson backgrounder, please refer to
http://files.newswire.ca/272/BACKGROUNDER_ENGLISH.DOC.





For further information:

For further information: To determine the media availability of current
and past award recipients, please contact: Lesley A. Lawson, Executive
Director, The Miller Thomson Foundation, llawson@millerthomson.com, (416)
597-4307; For further information about the Miller Thomson Foundation, please
contact: Judson D. Whiteside, Chair, The Miller Thomson Foundation, (905)
415-6701


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