Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society – Transfer Scholarships
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society supports post-secondary education by providing scholarships for students attending public post-secondary institutions. The Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, manages endowment funds and awards the return on investment to students through scholarship programs.
- Students have completed one year of full-time studies with a minimum of 30 transferable credits at a BC public post-secondary institution (regardless of whether the particular credits transfer into their specific program) and who must transfer in order to complete their degrees,
- have completed two years of full-time studies with a minimum of 54 transferable credits at a BC public post-secondary institution (regardless of whether the particular credits transfer into their specific program) and who elect to transfer in order to complete their degrees,
- have at least a B+ GPA on the best 30 credits, if transferring after one year, or on the best 54 credits, if transferring after two years,
- are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, convention refugees, or protected persons living in Canada;
• are residents of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residency at an address in BC for at least the past 12 consecutive months as of the application deadline;
- have clearly demonstrated significant volunteer community/school involvement, supported by two references submitted with the application; and
- are beginning full-time studies at a new school between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
More info at: http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/transfer/apply
Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society – International Scholarships
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. To be eligible for one of the International Scholarships, you must be accepted into a study or work abroad program outside of Canada or the United States of America. One World International Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either:
- A formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution ($1,000-$3,500), or;
- Offer experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training ($1,000).
- you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant);
- you are a British Columbia resident, defined as having lived at an address in the province for at least 12 months prior to the scholarship application deadline;
- you are enrolled in an academic program at a public BC post-secondary institution leading to a credential that requires at least one year of full-time study and have been accepted into an eligible study or work abroad program;
- you have achieved an academic standing suitable to an overseas study/work program, as determined by your post-secondary institution;
- you are able to demonstrate links between the study/work abroad experience you are pursuing and your education goals;
- you have demonstrated some extracurricular involvement in your current educational institution and/or community;
- you are not planning a study/work activity in a country from which you have emigrated within the past ten years;
- you are able to begin your study term within twelve months of receiving notification of an award;
- you plan to return to British Columbia after completing your studies abroad for further education and/or work.
If your international program is credit-granting and at least three months in length and you meet the additional eligibility criteria outlined below, you can also apply for the Premier’s International Scholarship ($6,000 – $10,000).
- your study/work abroad program begins between May 2016 and April 2017,
- your study/work abroad program is a minimum of three months in length,
- you have achieved a B+ or equivalent academic standing.
Deadline: April 29, 2016
More info at: http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/international/apply
Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society – Aboriginal Scholarships
The BC Aboriginal Student Award was established in 2008 as part of the provincial government’s strategy to improve Aboriginal access to and achievement in education. Its purpose is to support Aboriginal people in pursuing post-secondary education by reducing financial barriers.The Society’s programs are administered by the Victoria Foundation. Awards of $1,000 – $5,000 are available for Aboriginal people pursuing post-secondary education at B.C. public post-secondary institutions or Aboriginal-run institutions.
- Student plan to study in a program with a minimum length of 9 weeks leading to a post-secondary credential;
- are First Nations, Inuit or Metis;
- are residents of British Columbia, defined as having had a primary residence at an address in the province for at least the past 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline.
Deadline: April 1, 2016
More info at: http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal/apply