TD Scholarship for Community Leadership 2012 recipients recognized for vision, leadership and community spirit
TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group is recognizing 20 of Canada's most promising students by awarding each of them a 2012 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. One of the most prestigious merit scholarships in Canada, it is valued at up to $70,000 per student. The scholarship recognizes and supports Canada's emerging leaders, all of whom have demonstrated innovation and initiative while making a difference in their community. Each scholarship recipient exemplifies the best in community leadership from coast to coast.
This year, TD recognized the achievements of Joey Loi (Markam, ON) and Sajjad Jaffery (Pickering, ON) , two students who have inspired social justice and international development in their communities.
For the 17th consecutive year, TD will contribute more than $1 million towards the recipients' post-secondary tuition and living expenses, along with a guaranteed offer of summer employment at TD for up to four years. Eligible students are in their final year of high school, or CEGEP in Quebec. To date, TD has donated more than $17 million to 340 students.
"We are thrilled to recognize these exceptional students and community leaders with the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. They offer us a glimpse of our country's bright future," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. "TD is proud to support those who make a positive impact in their community."
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - 2012 GTA Recipients:
Joey Loi of St. Brother Andre Catholic High School showed vision and leadership by founding Turn the Page, an organization that engages students in supporting education in developing countries. For five years Joey has been involved in the Mayor's Youth Task Force, the youth committee of Markham Town Council. He has also been active in the Youth Environmental Network of York Region, inspired by what he learned on an educational expedition to the Arctic.
Following a trip to Pakistan, Sajjad Jaffery started the Dunbarton Peace Project, which promotes peace and social justice. The group has over 100 supporters and works to increase awareness and raise funds for impoverished global communities. He is also the co-president of Dunbarton High School's environment council, is active in the Model United Nations and has volunteered at Ajax-Pickering Hospital.
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 2011, TD donated over $66 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.
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