New Aboriginal teacher education bursary program in BC

February 14, 2012

The BC government announced last week the launch of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Award Program, a $2-million fund that will support Aboriginal students enrolled in a teacher education program at a public PSE institution in BC. Awards will be up to $5,000 annually for a maximum of 4 years. The bursary program is in addition to the $10-million endowment fund established in 2007 as part of BC's strategy to improve access to PSE for Aboriginal students. The fund is administered by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society, which works with the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships and awards to BC students throughout the province and around the world. BC News Release