Twenty young Canadians will receive up to $1.4 million for their vision
and community leadership
TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - In recognition of the next generations'
great leaders, TD has awarded twenty students with a TD Scholarship for
Community Leadership valued at up to $70,000 per student. Students who
earned the prestigious scholarship demonstrated their dedication to
various causes including education reform, poverty reduction plans,
anti-bullying campaigns and gender equality.
"Allowing these students to continue their work by helping them with
their post-secondary tuition is something that we're very proud to do
at TD," says Teri Currie, Group Head, Direct Channels, Corporate Shared
Services, Marketing & People Strategies, TD Bank Group. "Each and
every one of them has already made a positive impact on their community
and we believe they will continue play a significant role in social
change and growth across Canada."
Recipients of this year's scholarship will be honoured at a national
ceremony held in Toronto on June 6, 2013. To foster the next wave of
thinking, recipients will have the opportunity to meet their fellow TD
Scholarship winners as well as Scholarship alumni to share their ideas
and worldviews on how to make Canada's future brighter.
Here are some of the notable achievements of the 2013 TD Scholarships
for Community Leadership recipients:
To help foster motivation and engagement among minority groups at
school, Nike Valeus (Scarborough, ON) started a Broadcast Club. More
recently, he established his school's African Student Alliance to
support students of African descent. Nike has also been a participant
in the Pathways to Education program since grade nine.
Zachary Julian (Truro, NS) is active in Millbrook RCMP youth group and
is a presenter for alcohol and drug prevention workshops. He also
started an all-First Nations lacrosse team east of Quebec. Following
his success, other First Nations communities in Nova Scotia are now
looking into developing similar lacrosse programs.
Kush Thaker (Markham, ON) is co-chair of the Markham Mayor's Youth Task
Force. In that role he has reached out to get elementary school
students involved in the community and hosted the Markham Youth Expo,
which is a youth-led talent festival.
Now in its 18th year, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to
students in their last year of high school or CEGEP who have
demonstrated leadership in improving their community. The scholarship
includes up to $10,000 for tuition, $7,500 for living expenses per
year. In addition, recipients are guaranteed summer employment at TD as
well as mentorship and networking opportunities. .
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - 2013 Recipients
SELIN JESSA, Coquitlam, BC
KATHLEEN IRWIN, London, ON
DANIEL SKANES, St John's, NL
HODA MAHDI, Markham, ON
MACKENZIE MARTIN, Edmonton, AB
ZACHARY JULIAN, Truro, NS
SHANNON WONG, Richmond Hill, ON
INNOSAR ISSAKIARK, Arviat, NU
ALEX VANDAL-MILETTE, Ste-Victoire-de-Sorel, QC
JESSICA PETERS, Brampton, ON
NIYOUSHA BASTANI, North Vancouver, BC
CRYSTAL GAO, Toronto, ON
RITA STEELE, Vancouver, BC
KUSH THAKER, Markham, ON
MADLEN NASH, Salt Spring Island, BC
NIKE VALEUS, Scarborough, ON
JOCELYN DAVIS, Calgary, AB
MADDIE HUGHES, Canning, NS
HAILEY LAXER, Ville St. Laurent, QC
ANNE-LOU MCNEIL GAUTHIER, Montreal, QC
To date TD Bank Group has contributed over $18 million to TD
Scholarships for Community Leadership.
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 2012, TD donated over $65 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.
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
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