Fourth-year Capilano University business administration student, Jessica Lau, is a recipient of a Premier’s scholarship. Jessica is one of eight British Columbian students who received scholarships valued at $6,000 to $10,000 for study abroad.
Award recipients come from across the province, and will be studying in a variety of countries and institutions. Their fields of study include health sciences, the environment, business and the arts.
“These scholarships encourage the international exchange of knowledge and culture,” said Hugh Gordon, chair of the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. “They also support BC students in becoming global citizens.”
Jessica will travel to Amiens, France this fall to study at the Picardie School of Management. She plans to use her education toward a career in program development for diversity and cultural awareness. The Burnaby resident is involved in the Capilano Undergraduate Business Enterprise of Students, helping to enhance the value of the business program. She is a past president of the student’s Human Resources Management Association at Cap, and works with the organization to provide opportunities for professional development in human resource management.
Other Capilano students received $1,000 awards from the Irving K.Barber Foundation for their international summer field school and practicum experiences:
Chrystal Lee – to Japan for Graphic Design (IDEA)
Eve Bailes – Scuba Practicum in the Turks and Caicos
Greer Richardson – France Field School for International Business and History
Natasha Jagodic -China Field School for International Business
Cap offers field experiences from two to four weeks duration and exchanges for a semester or a year. More information can be found here.
Premier’s scholarships are funded from the returns on a $13 million endowment fund established by the Province for international education. To date, 15 Premier’s scholarships and 378 other One World scholarships of $1,000 to $10,000 have been awarded to support students in pursuing post-secondary education abroad.
“Congratulations to the talented students of these awards as they set out into the world,” said Minister of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto. “Their experiences and studies in other countries will enrich their lives and build international connections and awareness they will need as our future leaders.”
The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society, with support from the Victoria Foundation, provides scholarships to students attending public post-secondary institutions in B.C. and internationally. The Society has awarded over $2.9 million in scholarships to date.
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