Posted on: June 2, 2015
Purpose and Objectives
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society (“the Society”) manages a suite of scholarship and award programs designed to assist students pursuing post-secondary education in British Columbia and abroad.
The Victory in Europe Scholarship was established in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Allied troops, including many Canadians, during the Second World War and is in recognition of the strong bond that exists between the two nations to this day.
Scholarships of $10,000 will be available on a one-time basis to Dutch students studying at the Master’s or Doctoral level at British Columbia public universities during the 2015/16 academic year, and may be renewable for one additional year. Awards will be granted on a competitive basis to successful applicants demonstrating outstanding academic achievement.
Applications should be submitted directly to the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Eligible Programs and Award Amounts
To be eligible for a Victory in Europe Scholarship, applicants must possess Dutch citizenship and be accepted into a Master’s or Doctoral level program at a British Columbia public university. The program must be on a full time basis and the student’s period of study must commence during the 2015/16 academic year.
Scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded, and may be renewable for up to one year.
Student Eligibility Requirements
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who:
are Dutch citizens, residing in British Columbia during the course of their full-time study at a BC public university for a minimum of one full academic year beginning in the 2015/16 academic year;
have achieved a minimum B+ academic standing prior to the commencement of study in BC;
clearly articulate their rationale for studying in Canada;
provide one independent letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s academic abilities and achievements.