Four scholarships worth $10,000 each will commemorate the UWindsor lives lost in the Jan. 8 crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752.
Domestic and international students are eligible for the Ontario Remembrance Scholarship, to be awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate-level program of study, based on demonstrated financial need and demonstrate merit. The awards are funded by the provincial government through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Five members of the campus community were killed in the plane crash: biology research assistant Samira Bashiri; engineering doctoral students Hamidreza Setareh Kokab, Pedram Jadidi, and Zahra Naghibi; and her spouse Mohammad Abbaspour Ghadi.
Announcing the measure, Ontario premier Doug Ford called their deaths “a terrible tragedy,” and said: “We will honour their memories through these scholarships to recognize their incredible contributions to our communities.”
Applications are due by Nov. 15; to apply, log on to UWinsite Student > Award Profile. For additional information, visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid website.