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Queen's expands awards for refugees from Syria

As part of its response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Queen’s University is creating five new student awards to provide additional opportunities for refugees from Syria to attend university in Canada.

The Syrian Refugee Opportunity Awards will include tuition and living expenses for students starting any first-year undergraduate degree program or any master's level program at Queen’s beginning next fall.

The awards are renewable, with full tuition, and a portion of living expenses covered for the length of the degree.

“As millions of refugees continue to be displaced due to conflict in Syria, establishing student awards is another way the Queen’s community can support youth displaced by this crisis,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf. “We look forward to welcoming these students to campus.”

The students will be recruited through Queen’s ongoing partnership with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) student refugee program, which is supported financially by the university and student activity fees from undergraduate and graduate students. 

To contribute to these new awards, visit the Give to Queen's website.

Queen’s is also supporting the establishment in Kingston of a Resettlement Assistance Program for government-assisted refugees, and earlier this month, members of the Queen’s community were involved in organizing a concert that raised $17,000 for the local Save a Family from Syria campaign.