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Children of fallen soldiers to receive post-secondary scholarship

Nine children of fallen Canadian soldiers are set to receive a scholarship Friday that will help them pay for their post-secondary education.

Some of the recipients of the Canada Company Scholarship are from the Ottawa and Petawawa areas.

Blake Goldring, the founder and chair of Canada Company told CFRA's Madely in the Morning the scholarship was created to make life a little easier for those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.

"I think that probably for those that go off to do the heavy lifting knowing that the broader community is behind their family, that God forbid something should happen that we'll be there for them, I think it's reassuring in that regard," he said. "This is really a case of Canadians looking after Canadians, or families looking after families."

The scholarship is open to the children of any Canadian soldier killed in action.

Each recipient receives $4,000 a year for up to four years of post-secondary education.

The scholarship was founded in 2007.

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