Help for hard-up students.
Scotland.'S poorest students are to benefit from a funding boost, Nicola Sturgeon will announce today.
The First Minister will tell the SNP conference in Glasgow the educational maintenance allowance scheme will be extended.
The PS30-a-week payments help 16 to 19-year-olds from poorer homes stay in education.
Sturgeon will also unveil plans to increase eligibility to a further 10,000 school pupils and extend the payments to part-time college students.
She claims 57,000 people aged 16 to 19 will PSbenefit - costing PS45million a year.
Sturgeon, right, will say: "That is real help for the young people who need it most to fulfil their potential."
The Tories ha" abolished the scheme in England.