November 25, 2015

Thousands Benefitting from the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship

More than 16,000 students have received the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship this year, totalling nearly $8 million from the Government of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship reduces tuition for students entering post-secondary programs in Saskatchewan.  It provides all Grade 12 graduates $500 per year to a lifetime maximum of $2,000.

“We want to keep post-secondary education accessible and affordable for Saskatchewan students,” Advanced Education Minister Scott Moe said.  “This scholarship is helping thousands of students pursue post-secondary education in our province.”

Students are eligible for the scholarship if they have:

  • Successfully graduated from Grade 12 in Saskatchewan, including Adult Basic Education and General Educational Development (GED®) on or after January 1, 2012; and
  • Are enrolled at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution in a program that is recognized for Canada-Saskatchewan student loans (certificate, diploma, and degree programs) or an apprenticeship program with an April 1, 2012 or later start date.

Eligible post-secondary institutions apply for the scholarship on behalf of students.  Students have up to 10 years after graduation to use the benefit.

Since 2008, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested $6.5 billion in post-secondary institutions and students.  This includes the Graduate Retention Program which provides up to $20,000 in tuition rebates for graduates who live in Saskatchewan.

More information on the scholarship is available at