Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society Hands Out $425,000 in Scholarships

Transferring schools just got easier for 85 students.

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society awarded their annual Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships last week, with 85 students each receiving a scholarship of $5000.00.

Each year, the scholarships go to B.C undergraduate students, who have 2 years invested in their studies, and want to transfer to another degree-granting institution in the province to finish their education.

“These scholarships help students obtain their post-secondary degrees while rewarding their outstanding accomplishments, both in the classroom and in the community,” said Dr. Irving K. Barber, the scholarship’s namesake.

Dr. Barber is a director of the Society, and a philanthropist who is noted for his work in education and research in British Columbia.

To qualify, a student needs to have a grade point average of at least 3.5 or 87.5%, for 54 credits completed. They also need to be active in helping their school and/or community.

In most cases, students are using the funds to transfer from a smaller school (such as Camosun College, Capilano University, or College of New Caledonia) to transfer to a larger school (Royal Roads University, University of British Columbia, or University of Victoria).

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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