April 29, 2009 18:32 ET Scotiabank Offers Students a Tongue in Cheek Peek Into the Future

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) -

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Scotiabank, in partnership with Studentawards Inc., is helping Canadian students to plan healthy financial futures through a new promotion, the Origami Oracle, launching this week. The promotion is running as part of Scotiabank's Fund Your Future initiative, providing Canadian students and their parents with interactive tools for planning and budgeting toward making their post-secondary dreams a reality. Fund Your Future launched in 2004 and has been responding to the needs of Canadian students ever since.

"We want to make sure students and their parents have money management resources at their fingertips on the Fund Your Future website" says Ray Baldelli, Vice President of Retail Loans at Scotiabank. "We believe in helping students get off to a solid start on the post-secondary journey and we understand that money stress can often take focus away from one's studies... Fund Your Future is designed to help to alleviate this stress."

The Origami Oracle promotion invites high school, college and university students to peek into their futures and see what might be in store for them in the areas of travel, health and money. Students can consult online with the Oracle every day of the contest, invite friends to see their futures too, and be entered to win great prizes, including cash to pay for school.

Emails, web banners and embedded text links on and, targeting over 300,000 members, support the promotion. "We also want to make sure students understand that 'free money' awarded through scholarships or other opportunities is the best way to pay for school... that's why we partner with, Canada's only bilingual scholarship matching service" adds Baldelli. "Members of and are a perfect fit for Scotiabank - they are highly interested in authentic opportunities to meet their financial and lifestyle needs for post-secondary education." is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance and post-secondary opportunities. We also offer unique scholarships to our members that are only available through

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