PCs to double post-secondary scholarships and bursaries to $20 million

Collaborative approach with industry stakeholders is key to success: Pallister

A new Progressive Conservative government will increase funding for scholarships and bursaries to partner with private-sector donors to more than double the current amount of money available for students.

“Education is key to our young people finding success and building a stronger Manitoba,” said PC Leader Brian Pallister. “We will partner with post-secondary institutions to develop a comprehensive approach to scholarships and bursaries that reduces barriers. It is important to ensure any deserving Manitoban seeking a quality education has that opportunity.”

Pallister announced a new Progressive Conservative government will:

  • Raise total funding available to over $20 million by increasing the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative fund to $6.75 million, with a one-third matching component from government to allow for more private donors.
  • Work with post-secondary advisory councils and industry to promote scholarship and bursary programs with strong labour market outcomes and employability potential.

Working with public and private-sector partners, a new Progressive Conservative government will develop an effective long-term plan integrating financial needs of students with quality job opportunities.

“I am proud to financially support post-secondary scholarships personally with my family,” added Pallister. “I know the value and positive impact they make on a student to stay here in Manitoba.”