Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister is promising to lend a hand to future post-secondary students if elected next month.
Pallister says he would double the amount of money available for students.
He says a Tory government would kick in more money than the NDP and would allow the private sector to give more money to scholarship funds.
Pallister says that would see about $20-million available. Two-thirds of that would come from private donors.
Pallister says there’s a backlog of businesses looking to make money available for students.
He says the $20-million would allow about 3,500 students to get scholarships.
Both of Pallister’s main opponents, NDP leader Greg Selinger and Liberal leader Rana Bokhari, have proposed big changes to the student loan system, turning them into non-repayable grants.
Pallister says he would leave that system the same, saying he would rather focus on making sure more young people are able to get into university first.