Forty-eight students coast-to-coast receive bursaries to colleges and
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada announced today it
has awarded a total of $114,000 in bursaries to 48 students through the
Walmart Canada Scholarship program. Applicants were evaluated based on academic achievement, financial
need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and
environmental stewardship. Since 1994, Walmart Canada has sponsored
more than 900 university and college scholarships totalling $1.8
The three scholarships offered are:
Community Scholarship for graduating high school students. Valued at
$4000 over four years.
Associate Scholarship for associates and their children. Valued at
$2,000 over one year.
Lou Puim Memorial Scholarship for associates and their children pursuing
a career in marketing or communications. Valued at $4,000 over four
"We are enormously proud of our scholarship winners this year," said
John Lawrence, director of corporate social responsibility at Walmart
Canada. "Each of the 48 award recipients could not be more deserving
and we wish them great success in their studies."
According to a recent study commissioned by Walmart, which surveyed more
than 2,000 Canadian moms, 50 per cent would like their children to
attend a post-secondary institution. The study also indicated half of
Canadian moms are worried their children will be burdened by debt and
unable to complete their studies.
"Recognizing the importance of education, Walmart Canada awards a number
of scholarships each year to help realize the academic dreams not only
of students, but the associates working in our stores and their
families," said Erin Mackey, manager of community involvement for
Walmart Canada. "Our scholarship program is just one of our many
programs which demonstrate Walmart's longstanding commitment to
education and supporting Canadian families in need."
Walmart Canada has one of the strongest community involvement programs
in. In 2011, the company donated and raised more than $25.3 million,
$485,000 weekly, to charities and organizations in need.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing network of more than 330 stores
serving more than a million customers daily. Visit walmartcsr.ca for more company information or follow Walmart Canada on Twitter @walmartcanada.
SOURCE: Walmart Canada
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