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Walmart Canada recognizes excellence in education through scholarship program

 Walmart Canada recognizes excellence in education through scholarship program  Retailer awards more than $120,000 in bursaries to 54 students across the  country  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  twitter.com/walmartcanada.    SOURCE  Walmart Canada  Alex Roberton, Director of Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, 416 526-0981,  Alex.Roberton@walmart.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2014/12/c1504.html  CO: Walmart Canada ST: Ontario NI: RET *  
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