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The Engineering Society of the University of Toronto has made a $50,000 gift to the university for a scholarship in...
The Engineering Society of the University of Toronto has made a $50,000 gift to the university for a scholarship in memory of a student who died this summer while driving the university’s solar-powered car.
Andrew Frow was killed in a collision on August 12 while driving the car on a tour of Ontario and Quebec universities.
Universities around the world have become involved in designing and racing solar cars, which are used to promote alternative fuels. Engineering students are usually heavily involved in these projects, helping to design, build and drive them.
To memorialize Frow, the Engineering Society decided to use monies that it had collected for a scholarship that will be named the Andrew Frow Engineering Society Leadership Award. The award will be given to second, third and fourth year students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering who have financial need, leadership ability and are involved in the faculty’s extracurricular activities. Family and friends of Andrew have added to the fund since his death.A memorial service for Frow, who was 21 years old, was held in Hart House on the U of T campus on August 19, attended by hundreds of people. The university has also received calls, letters, cards and e-mails from across Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Mexico. They will be assembled in a book of remembrance which will be given to Andrew’s parents.