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IKBBC International Scholarships for Canadian Students, 2015

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society in partnership with the Victoria Foundation is awarding study abroad scholarships for Canadian students. Scholarships are awarded to participate in academic, cultural, language or experiential study programs outside of Canada and the United States. One world international scholarship range between $1,000-$3,500.  International Scholarship applicants can also self-select to be considered for high-value Premier’s International Scholarships ($6,000-$10,000) if they meet additional criteria. The application deadline is April 30, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to participate in academic, cultural, language or experiential study programs.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs outside of Canada or the United States of America.
Scholarship Provider: The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society in partnership with the Victoria Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad

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Eligibility: To qualify for any of the International Scholarships (One World or Premier’s), you must meet the following requirements:
-you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant);
-you are a British Columbia resident, defined as having lived at an address in the province for at least 12 months prior to the scholarship application deadline;
-you are enrolled in an academic program at a public BC post-secondary institution leading to a credential that requires at least one year of full-time study and have been accepted into an eligible study or work abroad program;
-you have achieved an academic standing suitable to an overseas study/work program, as determined by your post
secondary institution;
-you are able to demonstrate links between the study/work abroad experience you are pursuing and your education goals;
-you have demonstrated some extracurricular involvement in your current educational institution and/or community;
-you are not planning a study/work activity in a country from which you have emigrated within the past ten years;
-you are able to begin your study term within twelve months of receiving notification of an award;
-you plan to return to British Columbia after completing your studies abroad for further education and/or work.
Additional Eligibility Criteria-Premier’s International Scholarship: If you also wish to be considered for a Premier’s International Scholarship ($6,000 – $10,000), you must meet the additional criteria below:
-Your study/work abroad program begins between May 2015 and April 2016
-Your study/work abroad program is a minimum of three months in length
-You have achieved a B+ or equivalent academic standing

Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) can apply for this study abroad scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. One World International Scholarship is available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either: a formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution ($1,000-$3,500), or; offer experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training ($1,000). Students who apply may also be considered for the high-value Premier’s International Scholarships if they meet additional criteria and indicate interest.

Number of award(s): One world international scholarship is available.

Duration of award(s): The program must be for academic credit and at least three months in length.

What does it cover? One world international scholarship range between $1,000-$3,500. Premier’s International Scholarships of $6,000 to $10,000 are awarded.

Selection Criteria: To receive a scholarship, students’ applications should demonstrate:
-academic achievement;
-interest and involvement in their educational institution and/or community;
-past experiences that relate how they will be successful in their studies abroad (e.g. independence, leadership, maturity, previous travel experience, familiarity with the language, cultural sensitivity); and
-a clear link between their proposed study/work abroad experience and their educational/career goals.
Note: Preference will be given to students pursuing their first degree.

Notification: You will be notified of the results of your application by the institution through which you applied. If you receive a scholarship, payments will be issued to you directly from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via post. Please do not email applications. Hand-delivered applications will, however, be accepted.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 30, 2015.

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