MP Larry Miller Welcomes Announcement of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program

June 16, 2014

 

MP Larry Miller Welcomes Announcement of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program

 

Ottawa, ON – Recently, the Federal Government, announced the launch of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, a legacy initiative to mark Her Majesty’s 60 years as Queen of Canada.

 

The new five-year program will be launched this fall with the first scholarships being granted to Canadian and other international Commonwealth students in 2015. The program will provide up to $40 million towards 1,500 scholarship recipients over a five year period. Joint contributions from Government of Canada, provincial governments, the private sector, Canadian universities, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and the collaborative program platform offered by the Rideau Hall Foundation will fund the scholarships program.

 

“Supporting education and helping students fund their post-secondary education has always been a priority for the Federal Government,” said Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program will award hard-working Canadian students for their efforts in honour of Her Majesty’s 60 years as Queen of Canada. I encourage all eligible students to apply when the Government calls for applications later this year.”

 

Program objectives of the scholarships include seeking to promote global citizenship through learning; research and innovation; enriching the academic and professional experiences of promising students; preparing the next generation of innovative leaders in Canada and around the Commonwealth to actively contribute to their local and global communities; enhancing knowledge and connections between Canadians and fellow citizens of the Commonwealth; and furthering the Commonwealth’s shared goals in democracy and development.

 

Further details on the application process will be released later this year.

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