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103 BC Students Awarded $515,000 in Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships

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The Ike Barber Transfer scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students who have completed two years at a public post-secondary institution in BC and are transferring to another degree-granting institution to complete their studies. Scholarship funds come from the returns on a $15 million endowment established by the province in 2006. To qualify for a transfer scholarship, students must demonstrate strong academic achievement and significant volunteer service to their school or community.

“These successful award recipients should be admired not only for their academic achievement but also for their desire to help others through their volunteer work,” said Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. “They are on a path that will not only enrich their lives but will bring value to their communities through their giving.”

Hugh Gordon, Chair of the Society’s Board of Directors, extended best wishes to all the scholarship recipients. ” We are pleased to once again offer financial assistance to students who must transfer between institutions in order to complete their studies.”

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society offers scholarships and awards to BC students attending public post-secondary institutions. The Society is named after entrepreneur and philanthropist Irving K Barber, who had a long history of supporting public post-secondary education in British Columbia before his death in 2012. Since its founding in 2006, the Society has awarded over $7 million in scholarships to thousands of BC students.

Northern Lights College – Fort St. John Campus student Tara Good is a 2014 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship recipient and will continue her studies at Okanagan College.

To find out more about this fund or other Society scholarship programs, call the Society at 1-844-478-4645 (toll free) or visit the website at