Eighty-one students coast-to-coast receive bursaries to colleges and
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - Wal-Mart Canada announced today the 2007
winners of the Wal-Mart Canada scholarships. Across the country, a total of
$139,000 was awarded to 81 students entering their first year of
post-secondary education. Winners were chosen based on academic achievement,
community involvement, extracurricular activities and financial need. In the
past 13 years, Wal-Mart Canada has sponsored more than 600 university and
college scholarships totaling nearly $1 million.
Wal-Mart Canada offers three scholarships for graduating high school
- Community Scholarship - $4,000 over 4 years; open to all Canadian
college or university students.
- Associate Scholarship - $1,500 over 1 year; open to Wal-Mart
associates and dependents of associates.
- Lou Puim Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 over 4 years; open to Wal-Mart
associates and dependents of associates pursuing a degree in
"Overall, applications for the 2007 Scholarship Programs were up
30 per cent over last year," said Erin Mackey, manager of community
involvement for Wal-Mart Canada. "The high caliber of applicants made this
year's selection process very competitive and challenging."
Wal-Mart's scholarship program demonstrates the company's longstanding
commitment to education and the community. Applications for the 2008 Wal-Mart
Community Scholarship will be available in October on walmart.ca
About Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company operates a growing
network of 278 discount stores, eight supercentres and six SAM'S CLUBs. Every
week in Canada, Wal-Mart raises and contributes more than $290,000 to Canadian
charities. Last year alone, the company raised and donated more than
$15 million to charities across the country. For more information about the
company, Wal-Mart Canada's first Corporate Values Report is available at
For further information:
For further information: Felicia Fefer at (905) 821-2111, ext. 4466