Search begins for the 2008 TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership Recipients

    Young Canadians encouraged to apply for 20 undergraduate scholarships
    valued at up to $60,000 each

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Students in their final year of high school or
CEGEP (in Quebec) are invited to submit applications for the 2008 TD Canada
Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership. Valued at over $1 million per
year, it is one of the largest and most prestigious undergraduate scholarship
programs of its kind in Canada.
    Each year, TD Canada Trust is proud to honour and reward 20 exceptional
high school students who have the vision and dedication to help solve problems
in their community. Since 1995, TD Canada Trust has recognized over 240
students who have shown academic excellence and extraordinary leadership in
areas that include local employment programs, environmental clean-up, support
group creation, and family services initiatives.
    Each scholarship is valued at up to $60,000 and includes full tuition at
any accredited university or college in Canada, $5,000 a year towards living
expenses and a guaranteed offer of summer employment at TD Canada Trust for up
to four years.

    To obtain an application, eligible students are encouraged to:
    -   Visit a TD Canada Trust branch or their high school guidance office;
    -   Online at;
    -   Call 1-800-308-8306 or send a fax requesting an application to
        (613) 563-9745.

    Completed applications must be returned by registered mail and postmarked
no later than October 31, 2007 to:
    Association of Universities and College of Canada (AUCC)
    Ref: TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership
    350 Albert Street
    Suite 600
    Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1

    All applicants will be notified in writing by the end of February 2008 as
to their status. Applicants selected as finalists will be notified by
mid-January 2008 and interviewed by a selection panel comprised of prominent
Canadians in early February. Scholarship recipients will be notified soon

    TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together

    Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the
three primary areas of focus for TD's community giving. The major flagship
programs within these areas are: TD Children's Hospital Fund, TD Friends of
the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD
Canadian Children's Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community
Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. In addition, through the support
of our customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national,
regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and
other causes. In 2006, TD donated $33 million to more than 1,600 charities and
not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Lara Dias, TD Canada Trust Scholarships, (416)
982-4664,; visit

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