New bursary support for incoming uRegina Aboriginal students

April 24, 2013

A new scholarship at the University of Regina will provide support for new incoming undergraduate Aboriginal students beginning in the fall of 2013. Entitled the Honouring our Future Entrance Bursary, the $1,000 bursaries will be awarded annually to a member of each of Saskatchewan’s 74 First Nations as a way of removing financial barriers for students. “Making post-secondary education more accessible for Aboriginal students in Saskatchewan is of increasing importance to our province’s future,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, uRegina President. The number of self-declared undergraduate Aboriginal students at uRegina has increased by 15% over the past year. Students of Aboriginal descent now represent almost 11% of the total undergraduate student body. uRegina News Release