NDP MLA says expanded scholarship funding at UVic will help graduate students thrive

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Murray Rankin says that graduate students at the University of Victoria will benefit from increased scholarship funding in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and other in-demand careers as part of the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan.

“UVic masters students are doing exemplary cutting-edge research and innovative work,” said Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “I’m pleased even more students will have access to opportunities like these through expanded scholarship funding.”

The University of Victoria is receiving $840,000 in funding for B.C. Graduate Scholarships in 2023-2024.

This investment from the provincial government of nearly $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years will add $2,500 to each new graduate scholarship award and accelerate talent development, innovation, recruit and retain talent, and support graduate students in succeeding in British Columbia’s growing economy.

Earlier this spring, the B.C. government also invested $50 million into Mitacs to support 10,000 paid internships open to both undergraduate and graduate students over five years.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29385