AB creates $15M New Beginnings Bursary program for low-income students

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will be providing $15M over three years to create the New Beginnings Bursary program. The program will provide $5K bursaries to low-income students to help cover costs such as tuition and living expenses. The bursaries will be available to students studying in sectors that are key to AB’s economic recovery, including energy, agriculture and forestry, tourism, culture, technology, aerospace and aviation, and finance and financial technology. The bursaries will be available starting in the 2022-23 academic year. University of Calgary students’ union President Nicole Schmidt expressed concerns about the bursaries, saying that they do not make up for recent postsecondary cuts and tuition increases. Schmidt further argued that funding for low-income students should not be tied to their programs of study. AB| CTV News| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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