Ontario creates scholarships to honour of victims of Iran aircraft crash

Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Printed Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:45AM EST

TORONTO – Ontario is creating 57 new post-secondary scholarships to honour the victims of the Iran aircraft crash that left no survivors final week.

Premier Doug Ford says in a press release new authorities fund will disperse $10,000 scholarships in reminiscence of every of the 57 Canadian victims of the Ukraine Worldwide Airways crash.

Over a dozen Ontario post-secondary establishments misplaced college students or college when the aircraft was mistakenly shot down close to Tehran final Wednesday.

Ford — who’s to formally announce the scholarships at a information convention this morning — says the scholarships will likely be established for the beginning of the 2021-2022 tutorial yr.

The province says standards for the scholarships will likely be primarily based on tutorial benefit and monetary want, and recipients will likely be decided in session with the colleges and households of the victims.

Universities and faculties throughout Canada have been holding memorial occasions over the previous week to recollect the scholars and school who died within the crash.