Thursday April 17, 2014




Recipients recognized

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Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris recently  recognized recipients of the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship program.

“Since the program began in 2012, nearly 13,000 students have received the scholarship, totalling more than $6.4 million in support,” Norris said. “This scholarship is helping thousands of students pursue post-secondary education in Saskatchewan.”

The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship provides current 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. A student has up to 10 years to use the benefit.

The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship reduces tuition for students entering post-secondary programs at Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions.

“To support the continued growth of our province, we need to ensure that more of our students are entering post-secondary education, completing their training and connecting to jobs in the Saskatchewan economy,” Norris said. “The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship helps make post-secondary education more affordable and accessible for students.

“Since 2008, our government has invested $4.6 billion in our post-secondary institutions and students. This includes the Graduate Retention Program which provides up to a $20,000 refundable and non-refundable tax credit for graduates who live in Saskatchewan.”

Updated information on the scholarship is posted on the Ministry of Advanced Education’s website at http://ae.gov.sk.ca/scholarship-sas.


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