Flight 302 Legacy Award

On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, claiming the lives of all 157 people aboard. Victims represented 35 nationalities, including 18 Canadian citizens, as well as permanent residents and others with ties to Canada. The flight was en route to Nairobi, where many of the passengers were scheduled to take part in the United Nations environmental conference. The Flight 302 Legacy Award will contribute to supporting students whose areas of study help commemorate the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 tragedy.

Call for applications


This call for applications is open to those who:

  • are a Canadian or international student enrolled at a Canadian educational institution which has recognized degree/diploma-granting powers (e.g., universities and colleges);
  • are already enrolled in a full-time program in an eligible field of study with at least one year remaining in their program at the time of application; and
  • have completed their first term of study

Eligible fields of study are:

  • environmental studies (marine biology, wildlife conservation, forestry, etc.);
  • humanitarian aid (community development, social advocacy, etc.);
  • education (special education, youth education, life skills development, student support);
  • arts and social science (African literature, Indigenous studies, international development, globalization, etc.); and
  • aviation (aircraft maintenance, air craft control, aviation management, etc.)

Number and value of awards

42 non-renewable scholarships valued at $10,000 CAD each.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an online application no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. ET at https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/Flight302/.

Please note, you must create an account on the portal to upload and save information and track application progress. Detailed instructions can be found in the application.

Canadian passengers on Flight 302

Click the biographies below to learn more about some of the Canadian passengers who were on Ethiopian Flight 302.

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