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Thomson Nelson and Studentawards Inc. Connect Students with Money for Higher Education


Millions of dollars in scholarship awards available at

Toronto, Canada, 04/18/2006, Thomson Nelson, Canada’s leading educational publisher and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced that together with Studentawards Inc., Canada’s largest free scholarship service, it will work to connect students with money and scholarships available to help fund their post-secondary studies. In addition, Thomson Nelson and Studentawards Inc. will regularly survey students to find out what they think and need, and will make the results an important driver for the development of Thomson Nelson products and services.

Studentawards is devoted to helping graduating high school, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance throughout their post-secondary education. Studentawards is committed to maintaining the most comprehensive database of Canadian scholarships, bursaries, grants and cash awards. At present, there are millions of dollars worth of awards catalogued with online access via

“For many students, the toughest part of higher education isn’t getting into the school or program of their choice, but financing it once they do,” said Lesley Gouldie, senior vice president of higher education for Thomson Nelson. “There are literally millions of scholarship and grant dollars available to students each year, but few students know how many aid options they really have. Our goal in this partnership is to provide them with most comprehensive resource on these grants and scholarships so they can turn information into action and achieve their education dreams.”

To participate, students simply register at and create a profile, which is used to match that individual with awards and scholarships in the database most suitable to their individual profile. Unlike other search services, the program created by Studentawards eliminates the need for students to sort through hundreds of awards they may or may not be qualified for. The database is continually updated so students are not applying for programs that have been discontinued or have expired. New sources of funding are regularly added to the database.

“A lot of companies want to help fund educational opportunities for youth, but getting the word out about their programs is difficult and if the programs don’t attract applicants, then the corporate giving can dry up,” said Jonathan Latsky, CEO of Studentawards Inc. “The fact that we provide a ready-made conduit into the student community has spurred the creation of a great many more scholarships and with this partnership with Nelson, we expect to further our reach even more and help greater numbers of kids get the educations they want—and need—to succeed.”

For students, it’s an easy and effective way to handle one of the most difficult aspects of higher education. Students throughout Canada have successfully been matched with grants and scholarships large and small. The Studentawards web site, as well as those of its partners, is loaded with notes and comments from students testifying to their success in being matched with funds in the program. makes finding free money a snap. With today’s rising tuition costs, finding the right bursaries and scholarships is a necessity for most students. works behind the scenes for students so that they make the best use of their time.” – Jennifer Smiley and Cynthia Snell, authors of Clueless? Not! Empowering Students with Financial Savvy.

For further information and to begin a search for scholarships and other funding resources, visit

About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Nelson

The Thomson Corporation (, with 2005 revenues of $8.70 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). As part of the Thomson Corporation, Thomson Nelson ( is a leading provider of books and online resources for the educational market in Canada, maintaining over 30 interactive Web sites and publishing a wide range of core and supplemental electronic products.

About Studentawards

Studentawards Inc. provides a North American free scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. We also offer unique scholarships to our online members that are only available on and a member forum to allow for lively discussions on student issues. Studentawards Inc. was founded in 1998 and boasts over 1.5 million


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