Local Tim Hortons scholarship

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Jessica DeBackere of Tillsonburg is the latest recipient of a $1,000 Tim Hortons Scholarship, awarded for her commitment to giving back to the community.

DeBackere was presented with the scholarship on Wednesday, August 6 at the Tim Hortons on 560 Broadway.

The Team Tim Hortons Scholarship Program is designed to recognize Tim Hortons restaurant team members (as well as their children or grandchildren) who believe in giving back to their community through volunteer work, and have plans to pursue post-secondary education.

Entering its 10th year, the successful Tim Hortons program has already helped more than 1,700 students across Canada and the United States with more than $1.9 million awarded so far in scholarships.

This year another $220,000 will be distributed among 220 deserving students.

"We are delighted to present Jessica with the 2014 Team Tim Hortons Scholarship," said Randy Salverda, Tim Hortons restaurant owner in Tillsonburg.

"We are proud of her commitment to this community and the desire to pursue post-secondary education. We are happy that Tim Hortons can help Jessica fulfill her future goals and wish her much success."

The application process for the 2015-16 school year will open in February 2015. Further information on Team Tim Hortons initiatives, application requirements and photos of the 2014 scholarship recipients are available at www.timhortons.ca.

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