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 www.saskatchewan.ca/sas.