Aboriginal awards receive funding

The province is providing an extra $3 million for the Aboriginal Student Awards offered by the Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society.

The province is providing an extra $3 million for the Aboriginal Student Awards offered by the Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society.

The money is part of the province’s new action plan to benefit aboriginal learners announced Monday. Of the $3 million, $1 million will be earmarked for aboriginal students taking master and doctoral degrees.

The Aboriginal Student Awards are paid for through an endowment fund established in 2007 by the province. Awards of $1,000 to $5,000 are given out annually.

For more information, please go to www.bcscholarship.ca.