New Alberta First Nations College Access Grant

April 2, 2007

Last Friday, the government of Alberta announced a $2 million grant for students attending First Nations Colleges, echoing a $4.2 million funding announcement by Saskatchewan the day before, for Aboriginal and Northern advancement.  Alberta's First Nations College Access Grant will help offset the costs of PSE for Albertans of Aboriginal heritage, and will hopefully encourage increased enrolment from within this demographic.  Funds are being distributed to Old Sun Community College, Blue Quills First Nations College, Maskawachees Cultural College, Red Crow Community College, Yellowhead Tribal College and Nechi Training, Research and Health Promotions Institute.  Alberta MAET News Release