Supporting education at home and abroad

The Victoria Foundation manages and administers funds that support scholarships created by individual donors and by the British Columbia government through the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society and the Youth Education Assistance Fund.

Irving K. Barber

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society supports post-secondary education by providing scholarships for students attending public post-secondary institutions. The Society was formed in 2004 and named after the late philanthropist, Irving K. Barber, in recognition of his long-standing commitment to education. The Victoria Foundation administers the Society’s funds and programs. For information and application forms, visit the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society website.

The Youth Education Assistance Fund

The Youth Education Assistance Fund provides education grants to young adults who were formerly in the care of the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal agency. The endowment fund is a partnership between the Ministry of Children & Family Development, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and the Victoria Foundation which manages the endowment. Applications are adjudicated through the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Ministry of Children & Family Development. For information and application forms, see the YEAF section of the Ministry of Children & Family Development’s website.

Individual Bursaries and Scholarships

Donors whose funds are managed by the Victoria Foundation have created a variety of individual scholarships. The educational institutions designated by the donors adjudicate them.