Scholarship Yanked

Published: Wednesday, 05/14/2008 12:00 am EDT

Canadian students will no longer be eligible to win the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarships that have allowed 30 gifted students per year to pursue higher education in Britain, the Globe and Mail reported. David Miliband , the British secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs, said the program's focus will shift to countries such as India and China. Since its foundation in 1960, roughly 1,500 Canadians have received the awards, including Clerk of the Privy Council Kevin Lynch, DFAIT Assistant Deputy Minister for North America Peter Boehm and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney.

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