Wal-Mart Canada awards $139,000 in scholarships to Canadian students



    Eighty-one students coast-to-coast receive bursaries to colleges and
    universities

    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
students:

    -   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
        marketing/communications.
    

    "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
www.walmart.ca.





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