Sponsoring Institution: Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society Scholarships
Type: 10 awards @ $10,000 available for Women in Tech 3 awards @$1,000-$5,000 available for Indigenous Students 2 transfer student scholarships @$5,000 and 2 scholarships @$1,000-$$10,000 for students in international study programs outside of North America
Eligibility: -Canadian citizen or permanent resident -British Columbia resident for one year prior to beginning program -award specific requirements (Women in Tech, International Study, Indigenous Students, Transfer Students) -completed at least 1 yr full-time postsecondary studies -GPA of B+ or higher
Application Deadline: Varies. Women in Tech deadline is May; Indigenous Student awards deadline is March; Transfer Students awards deadline is February; International Study deadline varies by program
Highlight: Welcome to the Wild West! A total of 17 scholarships available for British Columbia students through this society named after philanthropist Irving K. Barber. First, one for the future leading ladies of tech: 10 hefty awards of $10,000 each to aid the talented women bridging the gender gap in technology majoring in Math, Computer/Data Science, or Engineering in BC university programs . In addition, there are 3 separate multi-year awards available specifically for Indigenous Students (1 for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates or undergraduate degrees, another for those looking to start or complete Masters/ Doctoral Studies, and 1 for those pursuing a teaching certificate). Rounding out their offerings are 2 scholarships available for International Studies and 2 more for Transferring Students. Many of these are multi-year awards as well! Could be something to save for university years 2, 3, or 4 if your postsecondary plans take you to British Columbia.