Camosun students benefit from Irving K. Barber scholarship program
February 11, 2015
Last year, 34 Camosun students received $146,000 in awards from the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.
In total, 16 students received transfer scholarships, valued at $5,000 each; 10 students received One World study/work abroad scholarships, for a total of $16,000; and eight students received the Aboriginal Teacher Education award, valued at $5,000 annually. Also, for the first time, a Camosun student received the prestigious Premier’s International Scholarship, valued at $10,000.
Jorey Wandersee receives $10,000 scholarship to study in Japan
Camosun College study abroad student Jorey Wandersee received the prestigious 2014 Premier’s International Scholarship, valued at $10,000 and presented by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.
Jorey is participating in the Camosun International Exchange Program, and is currently enrolled at Kansai Gaidai University (KGU) where he is studying Japanese language and business courses alongside international and Japanese students. Jorey's KGU credits will transfer towards the completion of his Camosun credential—a university transfer program with a focus on English and Japanese language studies, Asian studies and business.
Jorey's decision to study abroad came from his goal to learn beyond the classroom through immersion and experience. "I believe this offers an incredible opportunity for me to further my academic and career goals by providing first-hand learning experiences in a foreign country, while allowing me to improve my Japanese language skills," he says. "The Premier's International Scholarship will let me dedicate myself to academic excellence while experiencing all of the wonderful things that Japanese culture has to offer."
About Irving K. Barber
Irving K. Barber was a generous benefactor and a strong supporter of access to high quality, public post-secondary education, regardless of where students live. The impressive record of scholarships awarded over since 2009 is a tribute to the philanthropic legacy of the founder of Slocan Forest Products.
Jorey Wandersee, $10,000 award recipient, with Vivian Trinh and Geoff Wilmshurst of Camosun International.
Last updated: September 23, 2015 5:13 pm