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Earth Day scholarships worth $5,000 available

The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program, which grants 15 awards worth $5,000 each, is now accepting applications for its third annual scholarship awards.

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The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship is for students entering their first year of post-secondary studies. Regional panels of community, business and environmental leaders select the winners who best meet the selection criteria and awards will be granted in five geographic areas:

• Atlantic Canada - two awards

• Québec - four awards

• Ontario - four awards

• Western Canada/Northwest Territories/Nunavut - three awards

• British Columbia/Yukon - two awards

A national winner selected from the 15 regional winners will also be awarded an Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award and a Panasonic CF50 Toughbook├║ notebook computer.

The National Award Ceremony will be held in Toronto on Earth Day (April 22), 2005. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2005.

For applications and more information visit earthday.ca or e-mail scholarship@earthday.ca.

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