Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarships
Up to 160 scholarships of $5,000 each will be available in 2017 to students transferring between BC post-secondary institutions in order to complete their degrees. he Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is open to students who, after completing one or two years of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, will transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their studies. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. The award is valued at $5,000.
The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program is open to students who:
- have completed their 1st year of full-time studies with a minimum of 30 transferable credits at a BC public post-secondary institution (regardless of whether the particular credits transfer into their specific program) and who must transfer in order to complete their degree
- have completed their 2nd year of full-time studies with a minimum of 54 transferable credits at a BC public post-secondary institution (regardless of whether the particular credits transfer into their specific program) and who intend (choose) to transfer in order to complete their degree
- have obtained a “B” average (3.00 GPA) on the best 30 credits, if transferring after 1st year, or on the best 54 credits, if transferring after 2nd year.
- In addition, scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who:
- are Canadian citizens, permanent residents (landed immigrants), convention refugees, or protected persons living in Canada; and
- are residents of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in BC for at least 12 months prior to the date of enrollment at their new institution; and
- have clearly demonstrated significant volunteer community and/or school involvement*, supported by two references submitted with the application; and
- are beginning full-time studies at a new institution between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. (Full time is defined as 60% of a full course load.)
*Unless extenuating personal circumstances have prevented such involvement.