International Scholarships

How to Apply

The Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society has suspended all of its international scholarship programs indefinitely. This suspension includes both the Premier’s International Scholarship, and the One World International Scholarship.

Each of the Society’s two international scholarship programs – One World and Premier’s – have different application procedures. Both processes are explained here and the application for both programs can be downloaded (One World) or accessed (Premier’s) from this site.

  • One World International Scholarships
    • Review the Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship;
    • Obtain “unofficial” transcripts of all your post-secondary studies (in British Columbia and elsewhere);
    • Obtain two references using the forms included with the Application (link below). One reference must be completed by an academic reference (commenting on your academic abilities) and one by a non-academic reference (commenting on your volunteer or extra-curricular activities);
    • Submit the completed Application including your transcripts and reference forms to the International Awards Office of your institution.

    Applications currently unavailable because of Covid-19 related travel restrictions.

    *Open in Adobe Acrobat to fill out form

  • Premier’s International Scholarships
    • Visit the online application system.
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one). To start the application process, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your eligibility for a Scholarship;
    • If you are found to be eligible, you will automatically be able to begin working on the the application form. Your work is saved as you go and you may continue to edit the application form until you submit your fully completed application package;
    • You will need to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript(s);
    • Applicants must provide two (2) email addresses for separate References who can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, activities, character, motivations and/or success as a global citizen. The online application system will send an automatic email to your referees with a link to fill out the reference forms on your behalf;
    • Once you have completed all components of the online form, AND have your references and transcript(s), click “Submit”. You will NOT be able to submit if you are missing any supporting documentation. Once you submit your application package, you are no longer able to make edits.
    • If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Society at 1-844-478-4645.

    Applications currently unavailable because of Covid-19 related travel restrictions.