MB should reverse cuts to Access bursaries: Rossman

May 15, 2019

Recent changes to Manitoba’s Access bursaries program will make it harder for students in financial need to succeed, writes Christine Rossman. A current student of the Inner City Social Work Program at the University of Manitoba, Rossman notes that she saw her funding cut by $2K after MB terminated 210 provincial Access bursaries, valued at $1.5M, and cut the Access program by an additional $1M. Rossman adds that Access students will take MB to court for breach of contract for cutting off bursary funding mid-program, and that the program should be both reinstated and expanded. CBC (MB)