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TRU trio honoured with scholarships

Cole Hickson, who is studying social sciences in South Korea, Benjamin Matthews, who is studying arts is England, and Sultan Sandur, who is taking an education program in Colombia, are each receiving a scholarship
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Three Thompson Rivers University students studying abroad are among 50 recipients of the Premier’s International Scholarship.

Cole Hickson, who is studying social sciences in South Korea, Benjamin Matthews, who is studying arts is England, and Sultan Sandur, who is taking an education program in Colombia, are each receiving a scholarship.

The value of each scholarship is pegged at between $6,000 and $10,000 and the awards are administrated by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

The scholarships are funded from the return on a $17-million endowment fund established by the province for international education and are given to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement and an understanding of how global literacy impacts society.

Since the program began in 2008, the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has awarded more than $5.7 million in 2,598 scholarships.