NORTH Vancouver student James Ross is among 100 B.C. students who will each receive a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship this year from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.
According to a written statement, the scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students who have completed two years at a public post-secondary institution in B.C. and are transferring to another degree-granting institution in the province to complete their degrees. They're funded from the returns on a $15 million endowment established by the province in 2006. The fund is named after the founder of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., a philanthropist who has donated generously to education and research projects in B.C.
Minister of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto said in the statement that she's pleased the government is able to partner with the society to enhance the experience of students by giving them this opportunity to further their studies and share experiences. Undergraduate students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 or 87.5 per cent for 54 credits completed and have demonstrated service to their school and/or community to receive the awards. The society works in partnership with the Victoria Foundation to manage a series of scholarship and education award programs that support B.C. students attending public post-secondary institutions both throughout the province and outside the country. To date, the society has awarded more than $3.5 million in scholarships.
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