POLITICS
10/11/2011 11:59 EDT | Updated 12/11/2011 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan Party offers apple to students as it hits campaign trail

SASKATOON - Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall hit the campaign trail with plans he says will make post-secondary education more affordable.

Wall was at a home in Saskatoon talking about a new scholarship for students and money for education savings.

The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship would give every new high school graduate up to $2,000 towards tuition.

The Saskatchewan Party is also promising to match 10 per cent of contributions to a child's Registered Education Savings Plan to a maximum of $250 each year.

The party says the scholarship would cost $4.6 million in the first year and the education savings plan would cost $11 million a year.

The promises come as Wall's Saskatchewan Party looks for a second term in office on Nov. 7.