Dear Elnaz Graduate Scholarship in Memory of Flight PS752

Nominations are due in the Fall term


  • Registered full time in the second year or greater of a masters or doctoral program
  • Superior Academic Achievement
  • Preference given to a student who is not holding more than $15,000 in funding during the tenure of the award
  • Selection based on academic achievement
  • Open to foreign nationals holding Canadian study permits
  • Open to applicants in course-based study programs
  • Open to applicants in thesis-based study programs
  • Open to applicants in doctoral programs
  • Open to applicants in masters programs
  • Other information: Open to International students with a study permit
  • Elnaz Nabiyi, a PhD student in the Alberta School of Business, was among the innocent victims who died on Ukrainian International Flight PS752. Elnaz was a smart and curious student, always in search of truth; she was a keen advocate of educational development. This scholarship is created by Dear Elnaz Corporation, a nonprofit organization with the mission to contribute to the educational advancement of those in need, to commemorate Elnaz and the rest of the victims of Flight PS752. The Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims pursues justice for the innocent victims who lost their lives in the dreadful downing of the civilian airliner PS752.
  • The flight was shot down by an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on January 8, 2020; all 177 people on board, many of whom had ties to Canada and the U of A, lost their lives. Canada continues to work with international partners to hold Iran accountable and to demand a full, transparent, and credible explanation of the downing.

How to apply

By nomination only. Students should contact their department for details on the application process. Nominations are submitted to FGSR by the Department (or Faculty). The Graduate Scholarship Committee makes the final decision.

Additional Information

Deadlines on this page are approximations. Departments may have their own internal deadlines for adjudicating awards before submitting to FGSR. Please contact your department directly about deadlines.

The value and number of awards and scholarships are determined yearly and may increase or decrease. Departments can confirm the current value of open awards and FGSR deadlines through GSMS.

Award Details


Elnaz Corporation

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Award Category

Multi-Department Competition