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Burnaby post-secondary schools receive $675K for graduate scholarships

SFU and BCIT are receiving the combined investment to help ease financial pressures for students.
Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby.

Two Burnaby post-secondary schools have been named as recipients of B.C. graduate scholarship funding from the province. 

Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will receive $630,000 and $45,000 respectively, according to a news release. 

"British Columbia is home to incredible graduate students who are shaping a brighter future for our province," said Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA and B.C. advanced education minister Anne Kang.

"These scholarships will make life more affordable for students by decreasing or eliminating financial pressures they face. This financial support will help them focus on their studies to continue building the lives they want so they can find further success in British Columbia."

The scholarships are merit-based and research-focused surrounding science, technology, engineering and math programs. Business administration and health programs are also eligible. 

Ten post-secondary schools are splitting a total of $3.75 million, with the investment supporting 250 awards of a minimum of $15,000 each through 2024. 

Since 2018, the province says it has invested $19.5 million in B.C. graduate scholarships, which has helped support 1,300 awards. 

The 10 post-secondary schools receiving funding are (in alphabetical order): 

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology - $45,000
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design - $45,000
  • Royal Roads University - $135,000
  • Simon Fraser University - $630,000
  • Thompson Rivers University - $135,000
  • University of British Columbia - $1,650,000
  • University of the Fraser Valley - $90,000
  • University of Northern B.C. - $255,000
  • University of Victoria - $630,000
  • Vancouver Island University - $135,000