Project Hero


People in Canadian military uniforms with their hats by their chest

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 fallen Canadian soldiers. Effective September 2009, McGill University is proud to participate in Project Hero by providing tuition waivers to children of Canadian military killed while serving in an active mission.

The waivers* cover tuition for full-time undergraduate studies for a period not exceeding the normal program duration (e.g. 6 terms for a 90-credit program). The waivers do not cover incidental, ancillary and/or administrative fees.

*Revenue Canada and Revenue Quebec tax receipts will be issued for the value of the tuition waiver.


Recipients must:

  • be a child of a member of the Canadian military killed while serving in an active mission;*
  • be under the age of 26;
  • be registered as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program and maintain satisfactory academic standing. Exceptions are granted when students are ‘deemed full-time’, for example, due to a documented disability requiring academic accommodation as confirmed by when students are registered with the Student Accessibility & Achievement, or as recognized by government aid programs due to young dependent child(ren).

*Eligibility will be determined by Canadian Forces criteria.

Application process

Please express your intent to apply by emailing the Scholarships and Student Aid Office. Please use "Project Hero" as the email title.

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