Thousands of Saskatchewan students are benefiting from the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship.
“To date we have helped 4,475 students with their post-secondary education by providing over $2.2 million in scholarships,” Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan said. “By the end of this fiscal year, we are expecting that more than 8,000 students will receive the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship at a value of over $4 million.”
The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship was launched in spring 2012 and provides new Saskatchewan Grade 12 graduates who enroll at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution with a scholarship of up to $500 per year to a lifetime maximum of $2,000 over 10 years.
Effective April 1, 2012, the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship reduces tuition for students entering post-secondary programs and applies to 15 Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions and programs.
“Over the past five years we have made a strong commitment to post-secondary education in Saskatchewan by investing $3.5 billion including $378 million in capital,” Morgan said. “These investments help ensure students have access to strong, affordable post-secondary education.”
"In this fiscal year, we are providing $107 million in student supports through programs such as student loans, bursaries, grants and scholarships. These investments provide our students with the tools they need to access and complete their post-secondary education and then find a job in our growing labour market, which we outlined in Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth,” added Morgan.
Updated information on the scholarship is posted on the Ministry of Advanced Education's website at www.aeei.gov.sk.ca/scholarship-sas.
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