Published on Wed, 06/22/2011 by Miller Thomson LLP

Miller Thomson Foundation awards $300,000 in annual scholarships to Canadian post secondary students.

Miller Thomson LLP

For Immediate release

Miller Thomson Foundation Increases Scholarship Programme to $300,000 Awarding Scholarships to Post Secondary Students Across Canada

- Since 1995 $2.85 million has been awarded to 2,650 students -

TORONTO (June 22, 2010) -- The Miller Thomson Foundation’s National Scholarship Program increases its awards from $1,000 to $3,000 academic scholarships to 100 Canadian students , bringing its total contribution to $2.85 million awarded to 2,650 graduating high school students since 1995. The award recipients will be announced through an advertisement in the Globe and Mail's Focus Section on Saturday, June 25.

“The Miller Thomson Foundation’s National Scholarship Program was created to recognize the achievements and aspirations of remarkable young Canadians,” says Gerald Courage, Chair of the Miller Thomson Foundation. “With the launch of our 2011 National Scholarship Programme, the Foundation increased the scholarship awards to $300,000 per annum. The scholarships encourage and promote the attainment of the higher education goals of exceptional high-school graduates who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities. The scholarships can be applied to any area of study at any Canadian university or college.”

Approximately 1,450 high school students from across Canada applied for Miller Thomson Foundation Scholarships in 2011.

The Miller Thomson Foundation is governed by a board of 26 prominent members of Canada’s business and education communities and co-chaired by The Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C. and Gary G. Campbell, Q.C.

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's largest full-service national law firms, with over 470 lawyers working from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and Montréal. The firm provides business law, advocacy and personal legal services to Canadian and international corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions, governments and not-for-profit organizations.

For a full list of our scholarship recipients, please click here.

For background information on the Scholarship Programme, please click here.

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To determine the media availability of current award recipients, please contact:
Lesley A. Lawson, Executive Director, The Miller Thomson Foundation
llawson@millerthomson.com
416.597.4307

For further information about The Miller Thomson Foundation, please contact:
Gerald Courage, Chair
Miller Thomson LLP
416.595.8163