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Ike Barber Transfer Award goes to Blewett's Tyler Scott

Tyler Scott, of Blewett,  graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Selkirk College this spring, and now he has even one more reason to be proud: winning the Ike Barber Transfer Award of $5000, to be distributed over two years.

Awarded to 100 university-transfer students each year, this scholarship is intended to reward academic excellence, as well as contributions to community and school by helping offset the costs associated with moving from a rural region, such as the West Kootenay-Boundary, to an urban centre to finish a degree.

Scott was able to complete the first two years of his four-year degree at home, for a fraction of the cost.  His goal is to complete a PhD in anthropology and then “do research abroad, improve people’s lives, and possibly teach at a university.”
 
“I would like to inspire and help students learn, just like the professors at Selkirk did for me,” Scott said of his Selkirk College experience.
 
Scott also won the $2,000 University of Victoria transfer scholarship where he is currently enrolled.
 
For information about starting your university degree at Selkirk College this fall, go to www.selkirk.ca or call Linda Harwood, Chair of the School of University Arts and Sciences at 250-365-1394.