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Seven students at the University of Victoria are among 50 post-secondary students across British Columbia to be awarded Premier’s International Scholarships.

These scholarships, valued between $6,000 and $10,00, are administrated by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society and support B.C. students studying abroad in various fields.

“These scholarships open the doors of opportunity for B.C. students,” said Premier John Horgan.

“We all benefit from the knowledge and cultural experiences students will bring back to their post-secondary institutions, workplaces and communities.”

The program to provide these international scholarships began in 2008 and have since benefited 2,598 students with awards totalling $5.7 million.

These are the University of Victoria students chosen for this year’s scholarships:

  • Caleigh Aalders studying philosophy and social sciences in Belgium
  • Katrina Annett studying law in New Zealand
  • Keivan Hirji studying global business in Scotland
  • William Howling studying business and economics in Indonesia
  • Emily Ross studying arts in France on an exchange program
  • Sukhi Singh studying biomedical engineering in England
  • Catharine White studying law in Singapore

A full list of recipients can be found here.