Alexa Geddes, a student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, is one of 22 post-secondary students selected for the Premier's Scholarships for Study Abroad, announced Tuesday by the Victoria Foundation. Geddes, about to begin the third year of a bachelor of science degree with a major in biology and minor in psychology, will receive a $10,000 scholarship to study in Sweden.
Premier’s scholarships are funded from the returns on a $13-million endowment fund established by the Province of B.C. for international education. They are part of the One World international scholarship program managed by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. Earlier this week, the Minister of Advanced Education, Naomi Yamamoto announced an additional $2 million for the program.
To find out more, read the Victoria Foundation's news release.