WINNIPEG — Nine students have received financial support from the Manitoba Metis Federation to further their post-secondary education.
Cheques were handed out Saturday as part of the first-ever Post-Secondary Education Support Program (PSESP).
The program is a multi-million dollar initiative used to support Metis students in all years of their post-secondary education.
“We know education is crucial to live a life filled with healthy outcomes,” said MMF president David Chartrand.
“Education also pushes the Metis nation forward and today we are empowering these students to take control of their futures.”
Each student will receive at least $5,000 per year, for every year they are in school.
More than 1,000 students have applied for the funding since applications opened up several months ago.
The cheque presentations are part of a 10-year post-secondary education accord between the federal government and the MMF.