Irving K. Barber Premier's International Scholarship

Value: $6,000 to $10,000

The Premier’s International Scholarship is suspended in light of current federally mandated COVID-19 restrictions which prevent all but essential international travel.  The Society will continue to monitor changes to current travel restrictions and may re-open these scholarship programs at a later date. 

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.


To be eligible to apply for this Scholarship, you…

  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant), convention refugee, or protected person living in Canada;
  • are a resident of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in the province for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of full-time enrollment in the program for which the scholarship is applied for;
  • have achieved a minimum B+ academic standing;
  • have clearly demonstrated significant community and/or school involvement and academic achievement, supported by two references submitted with the application;
  • are enrolled full-time in an academic program of at least one year at a BC public post-secondary institution leading to a credential and have been accepted into an eligible international program outside of Canada or United States;
  • will be studying abroad for a period of no less than three months (not including travel time);
  • are not planning an international experience in a country from which you have immigrated from within the past 10 years;
  • have not previously received a Premier’s International Scholarship;
  • plan to begin your international experience within 12 months of receiving the scholarship; and,
  • will return to British Columbia after completing your  international experience for further education or work.

NOTE: These Scholarships are adjudicated and awarded by the Society.

For more information, visit the Society’s website , or contact us at   You can also call us  toll-free at 1-844-478-4645, or simply text us with your questions  (778-200-2502).


Monday, April 30, 2018

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