Media Advisory / Interview and Photo Opportunity - 20 Canadian students awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships for outstanding achievements in community leadership

- TD celebrates 2016 #TDScholarship recipients in Ottawa on May 31 -

OTTAWA, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - On May 31 in Ottawa, 20 community-minded students from across Canada will be recognized as the recipients of the 2016 TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. From launching mental health support groups to strengthening Aboriginal literacy, this year's recipients have shown outstanding leadership, while working to drive meaningful change and strengthen their communities. More than $1.4 million in scholarships will be awarded, with each recipient receiving up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses for post-secondary education.

Join us at the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership Awards Ceremony in Ottawa to meet this year's impressive recipients and learn more about their plans for post-secondary education and beyond.


21st Annual TD Scholarships for Community Leadership National Awards Ceremony


Fairmont Château Laurier (Laurier Room)

1 Rideau Street

Ottawa, ON                                                    


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • 11:30 a.m.      
  • 12:15 p.m.      

Presentation and speeches
Opportunity to interview TD Scholarships for Community Leadership recipients and representatives from TD


#TDScholarship recipients

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

Colleen Johnston, Group Head, Direct Channels, Technology, Marketing and Real Estate, TD Bank Group

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

Valerie Pringle, Award-winning Television Broadcaster

Philip Landon, Vice-President, Governance and Programs, Universities Canada


About TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Since 1995, TD Bank Group has contributed more than $21 million to 420 Canadian high school students 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 improving their communities. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000, 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 Bank Group

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Sheri Papps / Nicole McRonney-Apaw, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5207 / 416-413-5114, /


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