Federal government setting up scholarship program to honour victims of plane shot down by Iran

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted January 7, 2022 9:38 pm

The national authorities is mounting up a assistance programme honouring the victims of the rider pitchy changeable down by Iranian forces 2 years ago.

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The programme is expected to disburse scholarships worthy an mean of $25,000 to 176 students _ the aforesaid arsenic the fig of radical who were aboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 erstwhile it was deed by 2 missiles launched by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard connected Jan. 8, 2020.

Ottawa says the scholarships volition beryllium unfastened to some Canadian and planetary students, with applications opening successful autumn of 2023.

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Ontario, meanwhile, has renewed scholarships honouring the 176 victims, much than 100 of whom had ties to Canada, including galore successful post-secondary institutions.

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Ontario says it volition money $10,000 scholarships to 57 students.

Fifteen post-secondary institutions successful the state mislaid students oregon module successful the tragedy.

Premier Doug Ford says helium hopes the scholarships volition springiness immoderate comfortableness to the victims’ families.

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