Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada has awarded its annual Earth Day Scholarships, providing 20 regional winners with $5,000 each to assist with their schooling. Since 2003, 120 students have received more than $600,000 through the program.

“Canadians are more aware today of the environmental consequences of their decisions, and young Canadians are leading the charge towards a brighter, greener future,” said Sandy Di Felice, director at Toyota Canada. “I would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2010 Toyota Earth Day Scholarships, and thank them for the work they have already done, and for the important work they have yet to do.”

Each winner receives $5,000 to be applied directly towards educational expenses for the first year of post-secondary full-time studies in Canada. The 20 students will move on as finalists for the 2010 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship National Award, which provides one winner with a Panasonic notebook computer and a secondary prize in addition to the scholarship. The national winner will be presented at a ceremony in June.

The twenty scholarship winners are:

Alissa Ali, Lyons Brook, NS
Leslie Bothwell, Guelph, ON
Natasha Caminsky, Lachine, QC
Alex Chang-Chih Chen, Richmond, BC
Audrey Lane Cockett, Calgary, AB
Cassidy Dankochik, Gimli, MB
Julie D’aoust , Hudson, QC
Joanne Gagnon-Roy , Sept-Îles, QC
Claire Gérin-Lajoie, Montréal, QC
Keita Hill, Edmonton, AB
Amy Jiang, Oakville, ON
Brandon Koebel, Hanover, ON
Michelle Lee, Vancouver, BC
Walter Pang, Calgary, AB
Camille Pelletier-Vernooy, Gatineau, QC
Anika Roberts-Stahlbrand, Toronto, ON
Jack Simpson, Fredericton, NB
Elise Tessier, Berwick, NS
Matthew Warnock, Surrey, BC
Andrew Wong, Burlington, ON

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