Flight PS752 Commemorative Scholarship Program
Current status of the scholarship program: Closed
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Global Affairs Canada is proud to announce the Flight PS752 Commemorative Scholarship Program, a tribute to those who tragically lost their lives in the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 disaster on January 8, 2020. Fifty-five Canadian citizens and thirty permanent residents were among the 176 people killed in this tragedy. Among these victims were brilliant minds and dedicated students who made significant contributions to Canadian educational institutions. To honour their legacies, we are offering 176 scholarships, in the name of each of the victims, to international and Canadian students studying in colleges and universities in Canada. If your field of study aligns with the victims’ academic and professional backgrounds or focuses on air disaster prevention, you are eligible to apply.
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- The scholarship
- Who can apply
- Scholarship value and duration
- How to apply
- Scholarship conditions
- Contact us
The PS752 Commemorative Scholarship Program will disburse 176 one-year scholarships over 5 years, starting from 2023-2024. Scholarships are for one academic year. Eligible scholarship holders may reapply for the following year.
Who can apply
To be eligible for the scholarship program, you must:
- be a student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in Canada (i.e., for the next two academic terms)
- have completed a minimum of one full year in your diploma or degree program before the application deadline
If you are already participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada, you are not eligible for this scholarship program.
If you are a Canadian applicant, you must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a protected person under subsection 95(2) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act as of the application deadline date.
If you are an international applicant, you must have a valid Study Permit.
Scholarship value and duration
- Visa or study/work permit fees
- Travel costs to Canada or within Canada, including a return ticket (the most direct and economic route)
- Health insurance
- Tuition fees
- Living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food
- Ground transportation, including public transportation passes
- Books and supplies required for scholarship holders’ study or research, excluding computers and other equipment
How funding works
- January - 50% of scholarship will be disbursed on confirmation of selection and submission of confirmation of enrolment.
- April - 50% of scholarship will be disbursed on confirmation of remaining enrolled and being in good academic standing.
- Scholarships will average $25,000.
- Scholarship funding is intended to cover expenses for one school year.
- Eligible award holders may reapply for this scholarship for an additional year.
- Scholarships cannot be deferred.
- Scholarships are subject to the availability of funding from the Government of Canada.
- Scholarship funds are not taxable for the scholarship recipient.
How to apply
Documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official translation.
- Proof of identity:
- Canadian Applicants: Please provide a copy of your Passport or ID card or driver's licence issued by a Canadian province or territory. Canadian applicants who are not Canadian citizens must also provide proof of status in Canada.
- International Applicants: Please provide a copy of your passport and a copy of your valid Study Permit.
- Your document must show your citizenship in the same country or territory as the citizenship you indicate in the online application form.
- Certification that you are the next of kin of a victim of Flight PS752 (if applicable):
- Signed statement of family relationship affirming that you are a family member of a victim of Flight PS752 (you may provide a notarized statement affirming your status if the first option is not available)
- We define “family member” to mean you are a victim’s:
- common-law partner
- brother or sister
- aunt or uncle
- nephew or niece
- first cousin
- We will prioritize applicants who are family members of Flight PS752 victims, however recipients will not be restricted to only those family members
- Transcript: A copy of your official transcript showing your latest grades or confirming your passing grade.
- Letter of Motivation: In a maximum of 500 words you will need to describe your motivation for applying for this Scholarship and demonstrate:
- How your chosen diploma or degree relates to the victims.
- Your understanding and awareness of the tragedy.
- Why you feel a connection with the victims.
- How you will use the scholarship to contribute to awareness among Canadians of the victims of PS752 and to remember and honour their legacies.
Complete the application and submit the required documentation.
We will aim to award roughly 30% of the scholarships to Canadian applicants and roughly 70% to international applicants.
We will evaluate applications based on your:
- academic merit
- letter of motivation
- family relationship to a victim of Flight PS752
The deadline to submit your online application is 11:59 pm ET, October 31, 2023.
Notification of results
If you are selected, we will inform you of your result by January 8, 2024. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed but we will not provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
If you are selected, you agree to:
- engage in full-time studies as defined by your Canadian institution
- focus on full-time post-secondary studies during your stay in Canada
- maintain good academic standing to remain eligible for the scholarship
If you fail to meet these conditions, we may cancel your scholarship.
Contact the scholarship administrator by email at PS752-Scholarship-Bourse@international.gc.ca.
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