White Rock student wins scholarship to study abroad

Marlyn Allison to study arts in the United Kingdom

A White Rock student has won a scholarship to study abroad.

Marlyn Allison, a University of B.C. student, has won a Premier’s International Scholarship from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to study arts in the United Kingdom.

Announced Aug. 4, Allison is one of 28 B.C. post-secondary students to receive a scholarship, whose award ranges from $6,000 to $10,000.

Premier’s International Scholarships are funded from the returns on a $15-million endowment fund established by the province of B.C. for international education. The scholarships are part of the One World International Scholarship Program managed by the society.

“Studying abroad provides students with opportunities to gain experiences that will enrich their lives and build international connections for a lifetime,” said Premier Christy Clark in a news release. “My best wishes to B.C.’s scholarship recipients as they continue their academic journey.”

“More now, than ever, understanding and building ties with the world beyond our borders is essential to the success, prosperity, and well-being of all British Columbians,” noted Rajiv Gandhi, chair of the scholarship society. “The society is very pleased to play a role in facilitating that opportunity for each of these very deserving recipients.”

The society has awarded more than $3.1 million in international scholarships since 2008, when the program began. Premier’s scholarships are awarded once each year. In addition, the society’s One World International Scholarships are available throughout the year through public post-secondary institutions in B.C. Students can visit ikbbc.ca to apply.