The Crown Investments Corp. (CIC) of Saskatchewan is extending funding for its Aboriginal Bursary Program to help post-secondary Aboriginal students achieve higher education. The provincial government renewed the program for another five years, starting this upcoming fall. CIC estimates the cost of the renewal will be $2.2 million. Donna Harpauer, Saskatchewan’s CIC minister, says financial demands are one of the top three reasons that students leave their studies. Up to 85 bursaries worth $5,000 each can be granted annually.