Thursday April 17, 2014

Recipients recognized


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



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