May 19, 2024
Ontario creates scholarships to honour of victims of Iran plane crash
The province says the scholarships will be allocated to the post-secondary schools the victims attended or worked at. Some scholarships will also be allocated to eligible colleges or universities based on a competitive process.
The province says the scholarships will be allocated to the post-secondary schools the victims attended or worked at. Some scholarships will also be allocated to eligible colleges or universities based on a competitive process.

TORONTO — Ontario is creating 57 new post-secondary scholarships to honour the victims of the Iran plane crash that left no survivors last week.

Premier Doug Ford says in a statement that a new government fund will disperse $10,000 scholarships in memory of each of the 57 Canadian victims of the Ukraine International Airlines crash.

Over a dozen Ontario post-secondary institutions lost students or faculty when the plane was mistakenly shot down near Tehran last Wednesday.

Ford — who is to formally announce the scholarships at a news conference this morning — says the scholarships will be established for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

The province says criteria for the scholarships will be based on academic merit and financial need, and recipients will be determined in consultation with the schools and families of the victims.

Universities and colleges across Canada have been holding memorial events over the past week to remember the students and faculty who died in the crash.

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