Partnership Fuels $36 million Scholarship Programs

    VICTORIA, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - The Victoria Foundation and The Irving
K. Barber BC Scholarship Society have partnered in managing and awarding
scholarships from $36 million in endowment funds established by the Province
of BC.
    "We are very pleased to partner with the Victoria Foundation in the
administration and stewardship of our scholarship funds," said Mike Apsey,
chair of the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. "With support from the
Government of British Columbia, the Society has quickly increased the number
and value of its scholarship programs".
    The funds provide scholarships to students attending public
post-secondary institutions both throughout the province and internationally.
To date, the Society has awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships.
    "Working with the Scholarship Society builds on the province-wide impact
the Victoria Foundation has," said Tom Burley, chair of the Victoria
Foundation. "Helping students succeed by providing access to funds for
continued learning is an investment in all our futures."
    Under the partnership, the Victoria Foundation will administer and
coordinate the Society's five scholarship programs. These programs are for
transfer students, aboriginal students, international education, study abroad,
and general educational opportunities.
    To find out more about the funding available or to make a donation to
these funds, call the Victoria Foundation at 250-381-5532.


    The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership
with the Victoria Foundation, offers the following scholarship programs.

    Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship    $15,000,000

    Scholarships from this fund are available to students who choose to
transfer from a public college, university college or institute in B.C. to
another public post-secondary institution in B.C. to complete their degree. Up
to 150 scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually.

    One World Scholarship                            $10,000,000

    Scholarships from this fund support students who are participating in
study/work activities outside of North America, as well as students from
selected countries wanting to study in B.C. For those studying outside of
North America, scholarships of $1,000 - $3,000 are available. Up to ten
scholarships of $10,000 will also be available each year for students coming
to B.C.

    BC Aboriginal Scholarship                        $10,000,000

    This fund was established to support aboriginal students in getting a
post-secondary education. Scholarships from this fund will be available once
program details are completed.

    Pacific Horizons Fund                            $1,000,000

    This scholarship assists BC students in cultural or language learning
studies programs abroad. Scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded for the
first time this year.

For further information:

For further information: Sharlene Smith, Victoria Foundation, Phone:
(250) 658-1583

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