Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship

Value: $1,000 to $3,500
Student Research Funding

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

Scholarships of $1,000 - $3,500 each are available from the One World International Scholarship program. These travel funding scholarships are available to students who are Canadian citizens and BC residents and enrolled in a program of at least one year in length, leading to a credential offered by a BC public post- secondary institution.

An eligible study/work abroad program starts within a year of receiving funding and is an activity that is either a formal part of the student's credential program or is an experiential learning opportunity involving language acquisition and/or cultural training.

The scholarships are awarded by Royal Roads University. Applications to this program are considered on the basis of academic merit, educational objectives, institutional and/or community involvement, past experiences that relate to potential for success with study abroad, and readiness to go overseas.

A complete application comprises:

  •     The application form
  •     Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary studies to date, in British Columbia and elsewhere; (Official transcripts may be requested under some circumstances)
  •     Two reference forms – one completed by an academic reference (speaking directly to your academic abilities) and one by a non-academic reference (speaking to your volunteer or extra-curricular activities).

Important dates

March 1 and September 1 competitions launch
April 1 and October 1 competitions close
May 1 and November 1 results released

Direct questions to RRU's Financial Aid & Awards office and applications to: Financial Aid & Awards, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5Y2