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Media Release
Release Date: November 19, 2015

VICTORIA, BC—Twenty-four deserving Camosun College students have just learned they will each receive a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship recognizing excellence in academic achievement and community service.

The Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society, named for the BC philanthropist and founder of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., encourages students to start their post-secondary studies at a local public institution like Camosun College, then transfer to a degree-granting institution in BC to complete their four-year bachelor degree.

"On behalf of Camosun College, I am delighted to congratulate the 2015 scholarship recipients," says President Sherri Bell. "Their success speaks to the exceptional value of a Camosun education: excellent instructors, an engaging learning environment, close to home."

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Since the scholarships were established in 2006, more than 100 Camosun students have benefitted from the generosity and vision of Ike Barber. “The number of Camosun scholars named each year and the range of programs they represent is a testament to our strength as a comprehensive community college,” says Bell. Camosun’s award recipients plan to complete degrees in criminal justice, liberal arts, environmental technology, nursing and engineering.

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 is a tribute to the philanthropic legacy of the founder of Slocan Forest Products. Since 2006, the Barber Society has awarded over $9 million in scholarships to thousands of BC students.

Contact

Karla Sandwith
Communications Strategist
250-370-4235
sandwith@camosun.ca 

Last updated: November 19, 2015 10:44 am

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