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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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