GRADUATING high school students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service are eligible to win a $5,000 post-secondary scholarship this spring.
The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship is scheduled to be awarded to 20 environmentally conscious Canadian students.
Students can earn the tuition money by researching a global environmental issue, spearheading a local recycling program to reduce neighbourhood garbage, or anything in between.
Candidates must be entering their first year of post-secondary education.
One environmentally-conscious student chosen from the winners will also win a Panasonic notebook computer at a national award ceremony.
Students will be selected through five panels, each representing a different region of Canada.
Over 11 years, the Earth Day Scholarship has been presented to 160 young Canadians.
Applications must be received by Feb. 15. For more information, go to earthday.ca/ scholarship.