© Journal Pioneer
The provincial government is working on the details of delivering a second bursary to Island university students.
When the Liberal government was re-elected, one of the promises made was to deliver an additional $2,000 bursary for students enrolled in their fourth year in a UPEI program four years or longer in length.
Allen Roach, minister of innovation and advanced learning, said the government plans to follow through on that promise.
The government has been working out the details with UPEI since the start, he said.
"We are working on the final details with the university," Roach said. "All the planning is done and the formal announcement shouldn't be too far down the road."
The bursary will not apply to students in post-secondary education outside of UPEI, however.
"This is a part of UPEI's George Coles Bursary and will be for students in their fourth year of education," he said.
Roach was speaking in reaction to a release from UPEI student union president Rob Livingstone calling on the province to stand by its election promise and deliver on the George Coles Graduate Scholarship to current fourth-year post-secondary students on P.E.I., starting in 2012.
Livingstone said he is concerned graduating students this spring may be left out before bursaries are handed out.