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Irving K. Barber - Transfer Scholarship

Amount 
$5 000.00
Description 

This scholarship program is open to students who, after completing one years of study at a BC public college, university college or institute must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

For more information and to download the application, visit the Irving K. Barber website.

Criteria 

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.

OR

  • 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 degrees.

AND

  • have at least 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.

Important information:

• Students selected for a Transfer Scholarship will only receive the award after the Society confirms final grades with their sending institution and confirms their full-time enrollment at their new institution in the program named in their original application.

• Students who have not yet completed the required credits (30 or 54) before the application deadline but, will complete the required credits before transferring are eligible to apply.

• Students may apply in advance of receiving official acceptance of admission to a new institution.

• Transfer credit information is available online at www.bctransferguide.ca. Credits cannot be transferred from a completed 3 or 4 year degree.

• Students with a break in studies of 10 months or more between leaving their old school and starting at their new school are not eligible for a Transfer Scholarship, except in extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical).

 

 

Funding Source 
Irving K Barber
Deadline 
February 17 (to NWCC) March 31 (NWCC to Society)