Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

October 31, 2006 13:12 ET

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation to Distribute 1,000 Excellence Awards

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2006) - approximately 1,000 Canadian students will benefit from a national in-course award from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation for their active citizenship, engaged leadership, innovative thinking and academic achievement. Many of the awards are renewable, worth up to a total of $10,000.

"These talented students have contributed greatly to the lives of communities across Canada," said Gerard Veilleux, chairman of the Foundation's Board of Directors. "Through the millennium excellence award, we are investing in outstanding leaders as they continue to improve the world around them."

The national in-course awards reward and recognize students beginning the upper years of their undergraduate university or college studies and who have not yet received a significant merit scholarship. The Foundation issues the awards in partnership with Canada's CEGEPS, colleges and universities.

"By working together with 224 post-secondary institutions across the country, the Foundation is able to recognize students who turn their vision of the Canada of tomorrow into the reality of today," said Norman Riddell, the Foundation's executive director and CEO.

The national in-course awards are divided into three levels:

- $5,000 renewable scholarships (100) - for a total of $10,000.

- $4,000 renewable scholarships (200) - for a total of $8,000.

- $4,000 non-renewable scholarships (696).

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is a private, independent organization created by an act of Parliament in 1998. It encourages Canadian students to strive for excellence and pursue their post-secondary studies. The Foundation distributes $350 million in the form of bursaries and scholarships each year throughout Canada. Since its inception, it has awarded approximately 700,000 bursaries, at a value of more than $2 billion, to Canadian post-secondary students.

A complete list of the 2006 national in-course award laureates is available at www.excellenceaward.ca/incourse/_e/index.php?page equals 33.

Contact Information

  • Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
    Jean Lapierre
    Director of Communications
    514-284-7235
    jlapierre@bm-ms.org