Fanshawe launches new scholarship program for Afghanistan refugees

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Fanshawe is announcing a new scholarship program to provide financial support for refugees from Afghanistan who wish to complete a post-secondary program at the College.

The scholarship program will cover the full cost of tuition and ancillary fees for five students to complete one post-secondary program each, as well as $500 per term for textbooks and supplies. Students will also have the option of completing studies in English for Academic Purposes.

“A number of refugees from Afghanistan have arrived in London and are now looking to build a new life in Canada,” says Janice Lamoureux, dean of students at Fanshawe College. “We know that access to post-secondary education can open up opportunities, and we look forward to welcoming these students to Fanshawe.”

The College will partner with local agencies who are working with refugees to develop a process for referrals of individuals who may benefit from the scholarships. Students will be supported through Fanshawe’s comprehensive Student Services programs, including academic advising, career planning and counselling services.

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