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Federal authorities establishing scholarship program to honour victims of aircraft shot down by Iran

Federal authorities establishing scholarship program to honour victims of aircraft shot down by Iran

The federal authorities is establishing a scholarship program honouring the victims of the passenger jet shot down by Iranian forces two years in the past.

READ MORE: Iran ready to carry bilateral talks on downed jet, overseas ministry says

This system is predicted to disburse scholarships value a median of $25,000 to 176 college students _ the identical because the quantity of people that have been aboard Ukraine Worldwide Airways Flight 752 when it was hit by two missiles launched by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Jan. 8, 2020.

Ottawa says the scholarships might be open to each Canadian and worldwide college students, with functions opening in fall of 2023.

READ MORE: College of Alberta reeling and rebuilding 1 yr after Iran aircraft tragedy

Ontario, in the meantime, has renewed scholarships honouring the 176 victims, greater than 100 of whom had ties to Canada, together with many in post-secondary establishments.

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Ontario says it’s going to fund $10,000 scholarships to 57 college students.

Fifteen post-secondary establishments within the province misplaced college students or college within the tragedy.

Premier Doug Ford says he hopes the scholarships will give some consolation to the victims’ households.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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