Graduate students at UBC Okanagan among those to benefit from a significant scholarship fund

Posted on July 30th, 2018

UBC Okanagan scholarship fund

B.C.’s advanced education minister announced a $6-million scholarship fund at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Wednesday morning.

The money will help support UBC students as they continue their post-graduate studies.

“At the B.C. Tech Summit in May, Premier John Horgan announced $12 million for graduate student scholarships, I’m excited to share with you today that $ 6 million of that funding is coming to the University of British Columbia,” Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, said.

The merit-based graduate student scholarship funding will provide 400 successful applicants from the university’s Okanagan and Point Grey campuses with $15,000 each.

“We know that we are losing the best talent because of the affordability issues,” Mark said.”The cost of education was out of reach for way too long.”

The merit-based graduate student scholarship funding will provide 400 successful applicants from the university’s Okanagan and Point Grey campuses with $15,000 each.

“We know that we are losing the best talent because of the affordability issues,” Mark said.”The cost of education was out of reach for way too long.”

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