The 12 million dollar B.C. Graduate Scholarship Fund has been allocated among 10 public post-secondary institutions in B.C. that offer graduate degree programs.
That supports 800 awards of $15,000 dollars each through 2021.
The awards are merit-based, research-focused and will emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics but other research disciplines and professional programs, like business administration and health, will also be eligible.
Vancouver Island University is receiving $180,000 dollars from the fund which is based on the size of the student population and how many graduate programs are being offered.