November 11, 2009


McMaster offers free tuition to children
of fallen soldiers

Hamilton, Ont. November 11, 2009McMaster University will offer free tuition for four years, and provide residence accommodation and a meal plan in first year, to the children of Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in military action.

The University made the announcement this morning.

“War takes a terrible toll on families—emotionally and in some cases financially—and we feel a responsibility to both honour the sacrifice and to do our small part in helping a soldier’s family by offering access to a McMaster education,” says Peter George, president of McMaster University. “McMaster is proud to be a part of Project Hero.”

Open to those under the age of 26, students will be required to identify themselves as a son or daughter of a Canadian soldier killed in active duty. The program is open until August 31, 2014, and provides a residence room and meal plan for the first year of study, and full tuition for four years of study. Eligibility will be verified by the Department of National Defense. Details can be found at

Project Hero was co-founded by Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Reed and Retired General Rick Hillier to provide support to the sons and daughters of Canadian military killed while serving in an active mission.


 For more information contact:

Jane Christmas

Manager, Public & Media Relations

McMaster University

905-525-9140 ext. 27988

Michelle Donovan

Public Relations Manager: Broadcast Media

McMaster University

905-525-9140 ext. 22869