External awards & bursaries

Many organizations offer their own scholarships that can be used towards a UBC education. Students apply directly to a corporation, parent’s employer, or community group. We recommend you take advantage of outside scholarships by searching actively in your community and by familiarizing yourself with the following websites and award opportunities:

Scholarships Canada

Canadian scholarship portal with searchable database containing scholarships, student awards, bursaries, and grants.

Student Awards

Online awards search service that includes information on scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other forms of financial assistance.

Community Foundation – South Okanagan & Similkameen

Over $40,000 in bursaries. Available to all students in the South Okanagan and Similkameen.

Interior Savings Million Dollar Bursary

Every year, Interior Savings gives $10,000 to 1000 local students. Must be 17 to 24 years old and be, or become, an Interior Savings member.

Save on food’s joint diversity scholarship

Save-On-Foods is proud to have partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to establish a Joint Diversity and Training Trust to support and maintain a respectful and positive working environment. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their community and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students who are BC residents and are going to be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution within the province of BC in the fall.

At the beginning of each academic session be sure to notify Student Services of all outside scholarships and prizes, even if the award cheques are made payable directly to you. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of future financial assistance from UBC. Scholarships and prizes are treated as income and will become part of your student contribution in calculating your financial need.