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Women In Technology Scholarship Building Our Capacity

September 2020

2020 marks the third year for the Women in Technology Scholarships program which continues to create a strong framework to support women in technology, engineering and computer sciences in British Columbia.

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Transfer Scholarship alumni first to donate back to future students

June 2020

Shan Siddiqui made a pledge to himself
a decade ago: as soon as he was in a
position to do so, he would help others
the way someone had once helped him.
In 2010, Siddiqui was the recipient of
an Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship.

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Over 600 indigenous students share $1.8M in awards

December 4, 2019

VICTORIA – Shane Baker is a First Nations student with his sights set on becoming a college instructor. He’s moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $2,000 Indigenous Student Award he recently received from the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

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Scholarships create impact, opportunity and connection for women in the tech sector

November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019 VANCOUVER: For student Haley Waldhaus, enrolled in Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria, it was a role model who helped steer her toward her future.

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B.C. students awarded opportunity to learn from the world

October 30, 2019

VICTORIA – A record 50 B.C. students have been awarded Premier’s International Scholarships for study in more than 20 different countries and regions, supporting them to achieve their education goals and benefit B.C. communities with their global knowledge and experiences.

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BC Indigenous students awarded $1.5M in awards for college and university education

December 13, 2018

VICTORIA – 470 Indigenous students in BC have been awarded 1.5 million dollars from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to support their studies at post-secondary institutions throughout the province.

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$855,000 Transfer Scholarships Awarded to 171 BC Students

November 27, 2018

VICTORIA, BC – 171 students have received Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships worth $5,000 each to assist them in moving between BC post-secondary institutions.

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Scholarships creating opportunities for women in tech

November 13, 2018

VICTORIA – For Giulia Mattia, a computer science student at the University of British Columbia, the pathway into the tech sector just got a bit easier, thanks to one of the $10,000 Women in Technology and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

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New 10K scholarships support women in BC’S growing tech sector

May 16, 2018

BC TECH SUMMIT 2018 – Women studying computer science, math and engineering can now apply for a $10K scholarship designed to increase the number of women in these traditionally under-represented tech professions. At least one of these scholarships will be dedicated to a woman of Indigenous ancestry.

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B.C. students get the chance of a lifetime to study abroad

December 12, 2017

VICTORIA– A record 29 students in B.C. have been awarded scholarships of between $6,000 and $10,000 to study abroad in more than 21 countries from Australia to Korea to Peru, announced Premier John Horgan.

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Over 450 Aboriginal students share $1.3M in awards

November 29, 2017

Victoria, BC - Brettany Makuch is a 28 year old Metis student with her sights set on becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $5,000 Aboriginal Student Award she’s recently received from the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

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Scholarships support 163 transfer students who demonstrate outstanding academic and volunteer service

November 15, 2017

VICTORIA, B.C. – Bachelor of Science student Nicole York appreciates the value of a helping hand, especially when it means $5,000 to help her with the cost of transferring between B.C. Post-secondary institutions to finish her degree.

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Province establishes scholarships for women in technology

April 4, 2017

VICTORIA, BC - A $500,000 investment will establish scholarships at public post-secondary
intuitions that encourage women to pursue education that align with the needs of the growing
tech sector in British Columbia.

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