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Grad scholarship awards support student excellence

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:22 PDT, Tue March 30, 2021

Last Updated: 2:37 PDT, Tue March 30, 2021

B.C.'s Advanced Education ministry is providing $3.75 million to support scholarships for students in graduate degree programs at 10 public post-secondary institutions. The investment will support 250 awards with a minimum of $15,000 each over the next two years, demonstrating government's commitment to building a strong, innovative economy.

"Government is breaking down barriers to affordable, accessible post-secondary education in all regions of the province so students can focus more on excellence in education rather than making ends meet," said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. "The B.C. Graduate Scholarships support our next generation of researchers, innovators and leaders by increasing affordability for our best graduate students and keeping the talent pool in B.C."

The scholarships are focused on students in research-based degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Other disciplines including professional programs such as business administration and health, are also eligible. 

A new BC Access Grant provides low- and middle-income students with up to $4,000 a year for full- and part-time studies, nearly doubling the number supported by previous grant programs to more than 40,000 students annually. This program means students moving into graduate studies will have less debt than previous generations.

Learn more at https://studentaidbc.ca/.

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