Scouts Canada Foundation honours scholarship recipients

Eighteen deserving Scouting youth across Canada will soon receive $1,000 each in support of their post-secondary studies

OTTAWA, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Scouts Canada Foundation announced it will award its annual scholarships to eighteen outstanding students involved in Canadian Scouting. Criteria for selection included academic achievement, demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement, and community service. Applicants also submitted a 200-word essay on the value of Scouting in their lives. The Foundation Scholarship Committee made their selections from over one hundred applications nationwide.

"I continue to be impressed by the quality of our scholarship recipients," said Scouts Canada Foundation President and Executive Director John Rietveld. "These Scouts Canada youth represent the values of Scouting including service to the community beyond their Scouting involvement. We are proud to support their continuing education and wish them all the best."

Scholarship recipient and Venturer Keegan McCallum couldn't agree more. "I have become a stronger, more able, and better world citizen through Scouting," says Keegan.

Funding for the Scouts Canada Foundation Scholarships is derived from the Fellowship Program through which individuals donate annually in support of these scholarships and other special projects.

The Scouts Canada Foundation was established to raise, invest and administer funds to support special projects not within the field of normal day-to-day Scouting operations. Corporations and individuals may make either general bequests to the Foundation, or donations for specific projects.

List of 2010 Scholarship Recipients

Nicole Marie Baker, London ON

Roderick Barrie, Toronto ON

Nicholas Boudreau, Hudson QC

Hailey Cheng, Markham ON

Matt Davidson, Wolfville NS

Kimberley Fortin, Pointe Claire QC

Sean Gillespie, Lethbridge AB

Alexander Killby, London ON

Keegan McCallum, Toronto ON

Matthew Mui, Burnaby BC

Stefano Sandri, Nanaimo BC

Carly Skan, Newcastle ON

Mason Spielman, Calgary AB

Matthew Taylor-Kerr, Calgary AB

Cassandra Tracy, Maple Ridge BC

Ivy Wan, Richmond BC

Brian Wanger, Komoka ON

Kenneth Young, Toronto ON

SOURCE Scouts Canada

For further information: For further information: John Rietveld, President and Executive Director, Scouts Canada Foundation, 613-224-5131 ext. 268,; Heidi Vincent, Director of Communications, Scouts Canada, 613-224-5131 ext. 271,

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