TD Scholarship for Community Leadership 2012 recipient Kali O'Dell recognized for vision, leadership and community spirit
TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group is recognizing 20 of Canada's most promising students by awarding each of them a 2012 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. One of the most prestigious merit scholarships in Canada, it is valued at up to $70,000 per student. The scholarship recognizes and supports Canada's emerging leaders, all of whom have demonstrated innovation and initiative while making a difference in their community. Each scholarship recipient exemplifies the best in community leadership from coast to coast.
This year, TD recognized the achievements of Kali O'Dell, a Quispamsis student who has inspired social justice in her community.
For the 17th consecutive year, TD will contribute more than $1 million towards the recipients' post-secondary tuition and living expenses, along with a guaranteed offer of summer employment at TD for up to four years. Eligible students are in their final year of high school or CEGEP in Quebec. To date, TD has donated more than $17 million to 340 students.
"We are thrilled to recognize these exceptional students and community leaders with the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. They offer us a glimpse of our country's bright future," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. "TD is proud to support those who make a positive impact in their community."
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - 2012 New Brunswick Recipient:
Kali O'Dell has been tackling the issue of drunk driving since Grade 9 when she founded Teens Against Drunk Driving in Quispamsis at Kennebecasis Valley High School. Kali has done extensive public speaking, and has participated in several MADD public service announcements and school assembly programs to create awareness and encourage responsible choices in her community.
For more information about this year's recipients, as well as eligibility and application details for the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership, visit www.td.com/scholarship.
TD Bank Group