Project Hero

Eligible dependents will be awarded funding to cover tuition for up to $10,000 or the cost of their Year One Tuition.

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Eastern College is among many other Canadian colleges and universities that have joined Project Hero. This initiative is co-funded by retired General Rick Hillier and Honorary Lt. Col. Kevin Reed, to provide support to the sons and daughters of Canadian military that were killed while serving in an active mission.

Eastern College is proud to participate in Project Hero by providing eligible dependents with award funding for up to $10,000 towards the cost of their first year of tuition fees.

Terms and Conditions

To be eligible for Project Hero funding, you must be:

  1. A dependent of a Canadian Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission
  2. Must be under the age of twenty-six.
  3. Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Eastern College, in a program of study eligible for funding by the province of New Brunswick or Nova Scotia.

Award Confirmation

  1. Eastern College will communicate with the Director General, Personnel and Family Support Services of the National Defense to confirm eligibility to the Award program of Canadian Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission.
  2. Dependents’ status will be determined as per the Revenue Canada criteria.

Award Value

  1. The value of full-time tuition fees is up to the lessor of $10,000 or the cost of Year One Tuition.
  2. All other fees and books are at the student’s cost.
  3. The awarding of other Eastern College bursaries or scholarships will reduce the value of the Project Hero Award dollar for dollar.

Award Payments and Conditions

  1. The Award will be listed on your student contract. It will be reviewed by our Financial Aid Officer as part of your application to enroll.
  2. If you withdraw from studies, the value of the Award will be reduced or cancelled, based on standard term withdrawal deadlines.
  3. The Award has no monetary value other than towards the cost of tuition.
  4. The fiscal status of the award will be in accordance with the Canadian Income Tax legislation.

The Application for the Project Hero Award will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at Eastern College for review. You will be notified on the status of your award within 10 business days of submission of Project Hero Award Application and Enrollment into Eastern College.

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