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The BC Scholarship Society (formerly the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society) provides scholarships and financial awards to help British Columbia post-secondary students achieve their educational goals.
If you are transferring between two BC public post-secondary institutions to continue your education, you may be eligible for a $5,000 Transfer Scholarship.
You can apply for a Transfer Scholarship after one year of full-time study if you MUST transfer to complete your degree, or after two years of full-time study if you CHOOSE to transfer to complete your degree.
Transfer Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement (B GPA required) and community service or volunteerism.
For more information about the Transfer Scholarship Program, visit the BC Scholarship Society website.
The BC Scholarship Society offers award programs for students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous, defined as First Nations (status or non-status), Metis or Inuit.
Apprenticeship/Trades Training/Certificates/Diplomas $1,000 for programs a minimum of 9 wks in length; $2,000 for programs over 12 wks.
Associate Degrees $2,500
For more information about the Indigenous Awards, visit the BC Scholarship Society website.
The BC Scholarship Society awards ten scholarships annually to recognize women who are excelling at the study of Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics at the post-secondary level. At least one of these scholarships is dedicated to a woman of Indigenous ancestry.
Women in Technology Scholarships and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement (minimum B+ GPA required), and a demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of a career in the Technology Sector.
You must have completed a minimum of one-year of full-time studies (30 credits) leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, and be continuing in your studies at a BC public post-secondary institution for at least one additional year.
For more information about the Women in Technology Scholarships, visit the BC Scholarship Society website.
Students taking Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses who are planning to continue their education with post-secondary studies can apply for a $5,000 Transition Award from the BC Scholarship Society. Transition Awards are awarded on the basis of clearly articulated life/education goals and demonstrated community activities and/or volunteer service.
For more information about the Transition Awards and to apply, visit the BC Scholarship Society website.
The BC Scholarship Society's International Scholarship Program assists students who plan to complete some of their post-secondary courses or related work experience outside of North America.
One World International Scholarships of between $2,000 – $5,000 are awarded to students participating in study, or work-abroad programs that are either experiential learning opportunities (language or cultural training), or that provide credits toward the BC academic credential they are working towards.
Premier’s International Scholarships are $6,000 – $10,000 scholarships for credential granting study abroad and are awarded to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement and a clear sense of how a globally literate citizenry impacts our society.
For more info and to apply, visit the BC Scholarship Society website.