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Scholarship supports post-secondary transfer students at Okanagan College
Okanagan College Media Release

Jake Tourand Dec 2017Merritt’s Jake Tourand moved to Kelowna to attend Okanagan College this fall with some significant help – $5,000 of it – thanks to the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society’s Transfer award.


Tourand is among 163 post-secondary students in British Columbia who received a helping hand from the transfer scholarship which eases the costs for students transferring to another institution to complete their degree.

“This scholarship has made for an easy transition to a new school and new city,” says Tourand, who recently completed two years at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. “I was juggling two jobs while going to school and because of the award I didn’t feel the stress to find a job the moment I moved to Kelowna – I can focus more on school for once.”

Tourand is working towards his Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in Human Resources Management. U
pon graduation, he is looking forward to a career working with Indigenous people in a human resources or community-facing role.

Applications for the 2018 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships are now available. To find more information and to apply, visit www.ikbbc.ca
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