For immediate release
February 11, 2010
Kwantlen supports Project Hero to provide university education for children of Canadian Forces personnel
(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University joins other Canadian universities and institutions in supporting the Project Hero program, an initiative that provides financial support for post-secondary education to dependants of Canadian Forces personnel who died while serving in an active mission.
Kwantlen has established this new scholarship in recognition of the outstanding service and sacrifice exemplified by Canadian military personnel. Eligible students will receive tuition waivers and textbook funding for up to eight consecutive semesters of study.
“Kwantlen is proud to participate in the Project Hero program, which underlines how much we should be grateful for members of our armed forces, and the enormous sacrifices they make on our behalf,” commented Kwantlen president David Atkinson.
This scholarship is available starting February 1, 2010. Criteria for eligible recipients include:
- Under the age of twenty-six
- Citizens or permanent residents of Canada
- Dependants of a member of the Canadian Forces who died while serving in an active mission
- Registered as a full-time undergraduate student
Kwantlen Polytechnic University brings with it a tradition of providing access pathways for students with different talents and abilities, and opportunities for all who are willing to work hard to realize their goals. Key to Kwantlen's new mandate is an enhanced capacity to integrate research and external community engagement within a learning environment that places students at the centre of all that the university does.
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