Our Mission

Helping Students Succeed

The Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society provides scholarships and awards to BC students to assist them with the completion of their post-secondary studies. It was created in 2004 and is named after philanthropist Irving K. Barber.

Each year, the Society provides hundreds of scholarships and awards valued between $1,000 and $10,000 each to students studying everything from trades to doctoral degrees.

2017 Distributions …over $2.8 Million!!!

158 Transfer Scholarships = $788,000
421 International Scholarships = $825,625
428 Indigenous Awards = $1,241,750

The Victoria Foundation administers the Society’s funds and programs.

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