AB significantly increases funding for program to help Indigenous students pursue PSE

November 30, 2016

Alberta has expanded funding for its Future Ready education initiative from $4.3M to $7M to help more than 1,500 Indigenous students pursue PSE. “Every Albertan should have the same opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of financial circumstances,” said Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education. “These awards are helping reduce barriers for Indigenous students, creating opportunities to build the skills they need for rewarding, successful careers.” “It’s been such a blessing, not having to worry about finances while I study,” added student Denise Simmons. “It’s still really stressful, trying to raise children while you’re going to school. But [funding from the program] has helped tremendously.” Calgary Herald | AB