Mar 22, 2010

Langara College, under the Project Hero Program, has established a scholarship to provide financial assistance to children of Canadian Forces personnel deceased while serving in active military service.

Dubbed ‘Project Hero’ by its creators, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Reed and retired Canadian general Rick Hillier, the scholarship program began at Memorial University and has been picked up by several other colleges, universities and institutes across the country.

“Having Langara College on board is another significant milestone for Project Hero and I am thrilled to have this great school step up with its support,” said Reed.

“Langara College is pleased to support this important initiative,” said David Ross, Langara College President.  “It is a small gesture intended to assist the children of Canadian Forces personnel in their pursuit of a post-secondary education given the tragic circumstances faced by their families.”

Further details regarding the Langara College Scholarship program are available at Langara College. For more information about the Project Hero national initiative, visit the Association of Canadian Community Colleges website.

About Langara

Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University-transfer, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 19,000 students annually. The College’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students to choose their own educational path. The College offers three bachelor’s degrees as well as a comprehensive variety of diplomas, certificates, and citations.

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Dr. Ian Humphreys
Director, Communications & Marketing Services
Langara College