TD Scholarships for Community Leadership announces 2013 call for applications

-  20 students will receive up to $70,000 for University or College -

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, TD Bank Group announced its call for applications for its annual scholarship program. Each year, 20 young community leaders in their final year of high school (or CÉGEP in Quebec) are selected to receive the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership, each valued at up to $70,000. TD invites applicants from across the country to share how they have made a difference or shown leadership in their community before the December 7, 2012 deadline.

"TD believes leaders can be found at every stage in life -- including young Canadians. We want to help them grow and develop," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group.  "The TD Scholarships for Community Leadership invests in young Canadians, as well as the communities they serve and causes they support."

Each scholarship includes full tuition at any accredited university or college in Canada, mentorship opportunities, $7,500 a year for living expenses and an offer of summer employment within TD Bank Group for up to four years. The scholarship is valued at up to $70,000.

Since 1995, TD Scholarships for Community Leadership have been awarded to over 340 recipients, as part of TD's commitment to education and stronger communities. Recipients have come from small towns and big cities, and everywhere in between, having been rewarded for their leadership in a wide range of projects.

Applications are available online at www.td.com/scholarship and completed applications must be returned by registered mail and received no later than December 7, 2012 to:

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Ref: TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1

All applicants selected as finalists will be notified at the end of March 2013 and interviewed by a panel comprised of prominent Canadians in early April 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified soon after and they will be awarded at the national ceremony in June 2013.

TD Community Giving

TD Bank Group 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 Bank Group 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, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.

SOURCE TD Bank Group



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