Province of Manitoba boosts bursary funding for post-secondary students
The province will match all funds raised by universities and colleges for the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI) for the 2020-21 academic year, dollar for dollar, instead of with one dollar for every two dollars raised or donated privately.
The separate Manitoba Bursary program, which provides up-front financial support to students in need, has been increased by $1.8 million for 2020-21 to put a total of $17.3 million into the hands of students as they begin their studies.
The province says it aims to better ensure students receive financial supports amid fundraising challenges faced by post-secondary institutions due to the pandemic.
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