Victoria/Chilliwack/Abbotsford – A record 50 B.C. students have been awarded Premier’s International Scholarships to study in more than 20 different countries and regions, supporting them to achieve their education goals and benefiting B.C. communities with their global knowledge and experiences.

The students are enrolled in overseas programs studying a wide variety of subjects ranging from business administration to molecular biology.

From UFV:

Jessica Reist, UFV, Abbotsford, Germany, psychology

Courtney Smith, UFV, Chilliwack, France, political science

Maaria Zafar, UFV, Abbotsford, Czech Republic, human and social sciences

Katie Wingerak, UFV, Surrey, Australia, health and sport sciences

“These scholarships open the doors of opportunity for B.C. students,” said Premier John Horgan. “We all benefit from the knowledge and cultural experiences students will bring back to their post-secondary institutions, workplaces and communities.”

The Premier’s Scholarships are valued at between $6,000 and $10,000, and are administrated by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

Premier’s Scholarships are funded from the returns on a $17-million endowment fund established by the Province of B.C. for international education. They are awarded to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement and an understanding of how global literacy impacts society. The scholarships are part of the larger One World international scholarship program offered by the society.

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