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Aboriginal teacher education award improves student successFebruary 11, 2012

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Ministry of Education – Press Release

VICTORIA – A new bursary program will support Aboriginal students studying to become teachers and help them pursue careers as educators.

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Award Program, a $2-million fund, will support Aboriginal students enrolled in a teacher education program at a public post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Awards will be up to $5,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Award is in addition to the $10-million endowment fund established in 2007, as part of the Province's strategy to improve access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal students.

The fund is administered by the Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society, which works with the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships and awards to B.C. students throughout the province and internationally. To date, the society has awarded more than $3.8 million from six programs, including $794,000 to 251 Aboriginal students in B.C.

Applications for the 2012 Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards will be accepted until April 10.
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