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A scholarship under the Toyota Earth Day 2010

Scholarships worth $ 100,000 are awarded to 20 outstanding high school seniors from across the country

On one ocean to another, younger Canadians are leading the way to make Canada a more ecological country. Today, to celebrate Earth Week, Toyota Canada and Earth Day Canada have announced the 20 regional winners of this year as part of the 8th Annual Program of Studies Toyota Earth Day Scholarship - support that helps Canadians passionate Youth Environment to continue their academic career. Since 2003, 120 Canadian students have received over $ 600,000 thanks to the Scholarship Program studies Toyota Earth Day.

Some scholarships were awarded today at the Salon of "Green Living Show" Toronto environment, while other winners will be honored at ceremonies held locally throughout the country.

"Canadians are now more aware of the environmental consequences of their decisions, and young Canadians are spearheading a brighter and greener future, noted Sandy Di Felice, Director at Toyota Canada Inc. I congratulate all the winners of a scholarship Toyota Earth Day 2010 and I thank them for the work they have already done - and for their important task that remains to be done. "

"These students are motivating people who are at the forefront of positive environmental action in their local, national and international communities, stated Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada. They become leaders for whom the environment is a top priority in their efforts personally and professionally. "

Each winner receives a cash prize of $ 5,000 which will be used to cover his tuition during his first year of full-time post-secondary studies in Canada. These 20 students now spend at finalists for the national award program of studies Toyota Earth Day Scholarship in 2010. Winner will be selected from these finalists will receive a Panasonic notebook computer and a second prize which will add a his scholarship. The national winner will receive the award at a ceremony to be held June 2, 2010 in Toronto.

The Scholarship Program studies Toyota Earth Day was established by Earth Day Canada, with financial support from Toyota Canada Inc., to reward and encourage environmental action and engagement among students. These scholarships beginning of studies are presented to graduating high school students entering their first year of post-secondary studies. Given that the problems that affect the environment INTERESTED stakeholders from all disciplines, the winners are selected regardless of their academic orientation.

Winners studies a Toyota Earth Day Scholarship 2010:

Alissa Ali, Lyons Brook, Nova Scotia

Leslie Bothwell, Guelph, Ontario

Natasha Caminsky, Lachine, Quebec

Alex Chang-Chih Chen, Richmond, British Columbia

Audrey Lane Cockett, Calgary, Alberta

Cassidy Dankochik, Gimli, Manitoba

Julie D'Aoust, Hudson, Quebec

Joanne Gagnon-Roy, Sept-Iles, Quebec

Claire Gerin-Lajoie Montreal, Quebec

Keita Hill, Edmonton, Alberta

Amy Jiang, Oakville, Ontario

Brandon Koebel, Hanover, Ontario

Michelle Lee, Vancouver, British Columbia

Walter Pang, Calgary, Alberta

Camille Pelletier-Vernooy, Gatineau, Quebec

Anika Roberts-Stahlbrand, Toronto, Ontario

Jack Simpson, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Elise Tessier, Berwick, Nova Scotia

Matthew Warnock, Surrey, British Columbia

Andrew Wong, Burlington, Ontario

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About Earth Day Canada

Earth Day Canada, practice of national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment. Because of its innovative programs in the long years of education and its resources, the organization was recognized in 2004 as the largest North American organization in matters of environmental education by the North American Association for Environmental Education, the largest association of environmental educators in the world, with headquarters located in Washington. In 2008, the organization was chosen nonprofit organization remarkable Canada by the Canadian Network of education and environmental communication. Earth Day Canada regularly partners with thousands of organizations across Canada.

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