The government of Canada has announced a new scholarship for international and domestic students to remember the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crash.
Two years since the downing of the flight from Iran to Ukraine, which led to the deaths of 176 people including a number of international students enrolled in Canada, the government said it was proceeding with a scholarship scheme based on consultations with family members of the victims.The programme is expected to disburse 176 scholarships averaging CAN$25,000 for each beneficiary, which the government said with “strengthen the bonds between people through international academic exchanges”.
The scholarship will be open to both international and
Canadian students and the first call for applications is expected to launch in the fall of 2023.
Scholarships will be available to international and domestic students.The Canadian government is also developing a pathway to permanent residency for certain family members of the victims and is launching a public consultation on a remembrance memorial.
In coming weeks, the government will also consult on a similar scholarship to honour those lost in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 air disaster, which killed 157 people when it crashed in 2019.Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said, “Too many Canadians’ lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one in an air disaster. Most recently, Canadians were amongst the victims of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 and the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash. We will continue to stand by the families of victims, and through the scholarship programme and commemoration tribute, we will continue to remember and honour their legacies.”
Click here to read the Canadian government statement about the memorial scholarships. By Matthew KnottNews Editor-Study Travel Network