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Awards

The following awards are available through Douglas College International and are offered to support our eligible Canadian and Permanent Resident students who choose to participate in an approved study, work or volunteering activity abroad.

Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction

Jointly founded by Douglas College International and the Douglas College Foundation, the Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction Program awards amounts of $750 to $1,500 for activities lasting less than one semester, and $1,500 and $3,000 for longer programs to qualified applicants on a competitive basis and based on activity cost.

Basic eligibility criteria include:   

  • Being enrolled in, at the time of application, a Douglas College academic program of a minimum one-year duration and which offers a Douglas College credential upon successful completion
  • Having a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher
  • The activity for which the award will subsidize must be a Douglas College program, a component of a Douglas College program or a program approved by Douglas College International.

Download an application form.

Application deadlines:

  • January 31st, 2017

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support Canadian and Permanent Resident of Canada students from BC as they participate in study or work programs that take place outside of Canada and the United States. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

1. One World International Scholarship

For 2017, scholarships will be available to qualified Douglas College students on a competitive basis.  The minimum overall GPA eligibility requirement is 3.00 ('B' standing).  More scholarship information and an application form are available on the Society's webpage.

Application deadlines:

  • January 31st, 2017
One World International Scholarship applications from Douglas College students are adjudicated by Douglas College International.

2. Premier's International Scholarship

Students may also be considered for a high-value Premier's International Scholarship if they meet additional criteria and indicate interest.  These applications are adjudicated by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society and must be submitted by post or in person directly to reach their office by May 1st, 2017.  Applications submitted by email are not accepted.  More scholarship information and an application form are available on the Society's webpage.

Note:  Recipients are granted only one award or scholarship per activity regardless of the number and types of applications they submit.  If your overall GPA is between 2.00 and under 3.00, please apply for the Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction.  Please note that recipients can get this award only once.  If your overall GPA is 3.00 or higher, please apply for the One World International Scholarship.  If your overall GPA is 3.33 or higher and your activity grants academic credit and is at least 3 months' long, then you have the choice of applying for a high-value Premier's International Scholarship or a One World International Scholarship.  

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