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<< - Congratulating 20 exceptional students for their efforts inside and out of the classroom - >> OTTAWA, May 5 /CNW/ - Join TD Canada Trust to honour 20 of Canada's most impressive high school and CEGEP students as they are awarded the prestigious TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership. Now in its 14th year, the 2009 scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown leadership through their work in a variety of areas including environmental stewardship, the promotion of social justice and supporting new immigrant families. One of the top scholarship programs in Canada, the TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership awards students full post-secondary tuition, $7,500 per year toward living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD Canada Trust for up to four years - a total value of up to $70,000 each. A few of the initiatives this year's winners have led, include starting an intramural cricket league to help integrate young immigrants into the school community, inventing an eco-friendly passive solar panel tracking system, and reviving a Spanish-language newspaper to preserve Latino culture in the North. << What: Homegrown leaders will be recognized for their academic achievements and outstanding contributions in communities across Canada. WHO: - Scholarship winners from across the country - Tim Hockey, Group Head Canadian Banking and President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Canada Trust - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Keynote Speaker Following the ceremony, the winners and Tim Hockey will be available for one-on-one interviews. When: Thursday, May 7, 2009 - Media Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Scholarship Presentation Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - One-on-One Interviews: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Fairmont Château Laurier Laurier Room 1 Rideau Street Ottawa (613) 241-1414 >>

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