Micah May takes a selfie during his trip to Mongolia, which was funded by a Premier’s Scholarship. Photo submitted

Micah May takes a selfie during his trip to Mongolia, which was funded by a Premier’s Scholarship. Photo submitted

Local students win Premier’s Scholarships

Micah May and Emma Borhi travelled abroad for their studies

Micah May and Emma Borhi are among the 50 students awarded the Premier’s International Scholarships.

The awards provide between $6,000 to $10,000 to assist students in travelling abroad as part of their studies.

May, a Bonnington native and environmental science and biology student at the University of Northern B.C., used his scholarship to travel to Mongolia.

Nelson’s Borhi meanwhile will head to Lyon, France in January as part of her international economics program at the University of British Columbia.

“These scholarships support British Columbia students to gain access to learning opportunities and to the world,” said Premier John Horgan in a statement.

“We all benefit from the diverse knowledge and cultural experiences these students will bring back to enrich B.C.’s post-secondary institutions, workplaces and communities.”

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has awarded over $5.7 million in international scholarships since 2008 when the program began.