Walmart Canada recognizes excellence in education through scholarship program
Retailer awards more than $120,000 in bursaries to 54 students across the
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada announced today it has
awarded a total of $124,000 in bursaries to 54 students across Canada through
the Walmart Canada Scholarship program. Recipients were selected from more
than 1,000 applicants and were evaluated based on academic achievement,
financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and
environmental stewardship. Since 1994, Walmart Canada has sponsored more than
900 university and college scholarships totaling more than $2 million.
The three scholarship programs offered are:
-- Community Scholarship for graduating high school students.
Valued at $4,000 over four years.
-- Associate Scholarship for associates and their children. Valued
at $2,000 over one year.
-- Lou Puim Memorial Scholarship for associates and their children
pursuing a career in marketing or communications. Valued at
$4,000 over four years.
"Walmart Canada is committed to being a good neighbour and supporting the
communities where we do business," said Erin Mackey, manager of community
giving for Walmart Canada. Each year, the company awards a number of
scholarships to help realize the academic dreams not only of students, but the
associates working in our stores and their families. Our scholarship program
is just one of our many programs which demonstrate Walmart's longstanding
commitment to education and supporting Canadian families."
Walmart Canada has one of the strongest community involvement programs in
Canada. In 2013, the company donated and raised $23 million to charities and
organizations in need. Since 1994 the company has donated and raised more than
$200 million to support families in need.
About Walmart Canada Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 391 stores
nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's
flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 300,000 customers daily.
With more than 95,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest
employers and is ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands.
Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting
Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has donated and raised more
than $200 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found
at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at
SOURCE Walmart Canada
Alex Roberton, Director of Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, 416 526-0981,
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