Ontario Helping Victims of Recent Tragedies Access Postsecondary Education
Renewal of scholarship programs will provide students with $10,000 in financial support
October 23, 2023
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The Ontario government is providing $2.5 million for two scholarship programs prioritizing students impacted by international tragedies. The Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship and the Ontario Remembrance Scholarship will provide over 200 students with $10,000 for their postsecondary education in Ontario.
“Ontario is putting students first by renewing two scholarships that will help learners – many of whom have faced great personal hardship – access postsecondary education here in Ontario,” said Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “This financial assistance will ensure students have the supports they need to complete their studies while honouring victims of recent tragedies and ongoing global conflicts.”
The province is investing $1.9 million towards the Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship for postsecondary students who have relocated to Canada on an emergency basis. Funding will support four $10,000 scholarships at every publicly assisted college and university in Ontario, for a total of 188 scholarships.
The Ontario Remembrance Scholarship, in memory of the 57 Canadians who were lost in the fatal plane crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 in January 2020 — including many from Ontario’s postsecondary community — will support 57 eligible students.
The Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship was first introduced in 2022 and the Ontario Remembrance Scholarship was announced in 2020.
- Beginning this fall, the scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need to students enrolled in eligible publicly assisted colleges or universities in the 2023-24 academic year.
- Students should contact their postsecondary institution’s financial aid office for more information on how to apply.
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