Prospective undergraduate student awards

Affiliation scholarships

In addition to academic merit, affiliation scholarships usually require a connection to a specific club, trade union, company, geographic region or demographic group.

Eligibility

Each scholarship has different requirements. Award descriptions are listed on the application.

You must also meet the terms for award eligibility set out in the UBC Senate Regulations.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have registered in at least 24 credits in the previous academic year
  • Have an average of at least 75% (with no failed or incomplete courses)
  • Be registered in at least 24 credits in the upcoming academic year

Exceptions

Courses in pass/fail or Credit/D/Fail format are not taken into account. Unclassified and qualifying programs are not eligible for these awards.

Students from other post-secondary institutions

If you are attending another BC university or college, read the award descriptions carefully to determine your eligibility. You must provide an official transcript from your last period of full-time study with your application. You must also have been registered in 90% of a full-time course load.

Application

Complete the online application form: Vancouver & Okanagan Affiliation Scholarships (PDF).

Be sure to identify which scholarships you want to be considered for and include any additional documentation that is requested in the description of the award (award descriptions are on the last pages of the application form).

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Entrance Scholarship

The Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Entrance Scholarship assists students who are a graduate of or will be graduating from Summerland Secondary School, Penticton Secondary School, Princess Margaret Secondary School, or Penticton Christian Community School who register in full-time studies at UBC Okanagan in any one of the following programs: Management, Engineering, English, Creative Writing, Nursing, or Science. The scholarship provides entering students a one-year, non-renewable external entrance scholarship of $2,500.

Eligibility

Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • You are a strong academic student
  • You demonstrate financial need in the scholarship application
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You are entering directly from the one of eligible high schools. This includes students who have taken an extended break between high school and university, provided you have not taken any post-secondary studies prior to attending UBC Okanagan
  • You are admissible and entering a valid UBC Okanagan program: Management, Engineering, English, Creative Writing, Nursing, or Science

Application

2020 Winter Session Application

Deadline

Application form must be submitted online by May 1, 2020 11:59pm PST

Okanagan University College Legacy Entrance Scholarship

Scholarships of $5,000 each, renewable for one year, are offered to students entering the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) who have completed a program of study at Okanagan College (OC).

Eligibility

Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Have applied to UBCO for the 2020/21 academic session and be entering UBCO for the first time from Okanagan College
  • Completed a program of study at Okanagan College
  • Have been enrolled in full-time studies (at least 90% of a full course load) during the previous 2019/20 academic year (September to April)
  • Be entering UBCO to complete their first undergraduate degree
  • Be registering in a minimum of 24 credits (minimum 9 credits per term) for the 2020/21 academic session
  • Be entering UBCO with an admission average of 75% or greater
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Application

2020 Winter Session Application

Note: On the online application, you will need to attach a copy of your final transcript to show that you have successfully completed an academic program at Okanagan College (OC). To be considered for the scholarship, your OC transcript must include the notation, “Degree Awarded” followed by the name of the program and the date of conferral.

Deadline

Application form must be submitted online by August 31, 2020 11:59pm PST