Wal-Mart Canada awards more than $140,000 in scholarships to Canadian students



    82 students coast-to-coast receive bursaries to colleges and universities

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Wal-Mart Canada announced today it will
award more than $140,000 in scholarships to 82 students across the country
entering their first year of post-secondary education. Each applicant was
evaluated based on academic achievement, community involvement,
extracurricular activities and financial need. To date, Wal-Mart Canada has
sponsored nearly 700 university and college scholarships totaling close to $1
million.

    
    Wal-Mart Canada offers three scholarships for graduating high school
students:

    -   Community Scholarship - $4,000 over 4 years; open to all Canadian
        college or university students.
    -   Associate Scholarship - $1,500 over 1 year; open to Wal-Mart
        associates and dependents of associates.
    -   Lou Puim Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 over 4 years; open to Wal-Mart
        associates and dependents of associates pursuing a degree in
        marketing/communications.
    

    "Wal-Mart Canada is honoured to reward the hard work of Canadian students
and provide financial assistance for their education and career goals," said
Lina Di Diodato, manager of community involvement for Wal-Mart Canada.
"Wal-Mart's scholarship program demonstrates that by investing in the
education of young people, we are investing in the future."

    About Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

    Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company operates a growing
network of 309 outlets and one of the strongest community involvement programs
in Canada. Wal-Mart Canada gives back to local communities in ways that matter
most to its customers and associates with a focus on children's health,
education and safety. In 2007, the company raised and donated more than $19
million or $365,000 weekly, to charities and organizations in need.





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For further information: Felicia Fefer, (905) 821-2111, ext. 4466


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