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 and Okanagan Affiliation Scholarships

Note: 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).

Deputy Vice-Chancellor scholarships

Deputy Vice-Chancellor scholarships (DVC) are awarded to continuing domestic undergraduate students entering second, third, or fourth year at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Scholarships are based on academic achievement in the previous year and are awarded in the following levels:

Average Award
90% or greater $1,000
80% to 89.99% $500

Eligibility and award adjudication criteria

  • Students are eligible for the award in the upcoming Winter Session if they were registered in at least 80% of a full-time course load for their program in each term of the previous Winter Session.
  • Students must also be registered in a minimum of 24 credits in the upcoming Winter Session to remain eligible (minimum 12 credits per term).
    • Note: 24 credits is the minimum requirement to keep the award in that winter session only. In order to earn the DVC award in subsequent years, students must remain registered in 80% of a full-time course load in every session.
  • Courses in pass/fail or Credit/D/Fail format are not taken into account.
  • Students with a failed course in their previous Winter Session are not eligible.
  • Audited, wait-listed, and Summer Session courses do not count toward credit requirements and are not used in the calculation of GPA.
  • GPA is calculated using the sessional average (grades from all eligible credits).
  • Students in the Faculty of Education are not eligible for this scholarship, but continue to be eligible for faculty-recommended awards.
  • Unclassified and qualifying programs are not eligible for these awards.

* Award appeals will be accepted until October 30th of each Winter Session.

Application

  • You do not need to apply for this award – all eligible continuing students are automatically considered for the DVC Scholarship.
  • You will be notified by email of your eligibility.
  • The award will be applied directly to your tuition and fees account.
  • Full award and installment details will be available through the Student Service Centre (SSC) once you accept your award.

What if I’m on an exchange?

  • Students on exchange who earned a DVC Scholarship in the previous academic session will receive their scholarship during their exchange year, provided they are registered in a minimum 12 credits in their non-exchange term. Students on a year exchange are considered to be full-time for both terms.
  • To be considered for a DVC Scholarship when you return from your exchange, you must submit your transcripts to Student Services by September 30. You will not automatically be considered for this award during your exchange year.

Faculty-recommended awards

Thanks to the generosity of external donors and UBC faculties, UBC is able to offer many awards to undergraduate students after their first year of study. These may be awarded in the form of scholarships, prizes, fellowships, and other awards.

Individual faculties are responsible for recommending their students for these awards. They base their recommendations on a range of factors, such as academic achievement, leadership, UBC involvement, and participation on varsity athletic teams.

Types of awards

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the academic year for academic achievement. They are based on grades and achievements from the previous Winter Session but can also include non-academic factors such as leadership, UBC or faculty involvement, and other criteria.

Prizes

Prizes are awarded at the end of the academic year for academic achievement. Criteria for many prizes can include achievement in a particular course or program, leadership, participation, or work on a project. Prizes may be financial awards, books, or medals.

Academic awards

Academic awards are given out either at the beginning or end of the academic year and are based on academic achievement.

Non-academic or service awards

Non-academic or service awards recognize achievement or participation in athletics, leadership, UBC or community involvement, and other rewarding pursuits. They do not appear on transcripts.

Application

The majority of awards do not require an application and students are automatically considered for any scholarships, awards, or prizes for which they are eligible.

Some faculties do require applications. Contact your faculty’s scholarship representative or check your faculty website to find out more.

How will I know if I have been offered an award?

If you are offered an award, we will email you with information on how to accept your offer. We will also update your Student Service Centre (SSC) account, under Finances > Awards & Financial Assistance.

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Continuing Scholarship

The Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Continuing Scholarship assists continuing students who are graduates of Summerland Secondary School, Penticton Secondary School, Princess Margaret Secondary School, or Penticton Christian School who are registered 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 continuing students, who are strong academically and have a demonstrated financial need, a one-year, non-renewable scholarship of $1,250.

Eligibility

  • You are a strong academic student
  • You demonstrate financial need in the scholarship application
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Graduate of an eligible secondary school
  • Registered in full-time studies at UBC Okanagan in any one of the following programs: Management, Engineering, English, Creative Writing, Nursing, or Science

Application

  • You do not need to apply for this award—all eligible continuing students are automatically considered
  • The award will be applied directly to your tuition and fees account
  • Full award and installment details will be available through the Student Services Centre (SSC) once you accept your award

The Finch Family Undergraduate Award

A $10,000 award is offered by Ken and Jean Finch to a third-year student at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The award recognizes one outstanding continuing student who has demonstrated academic strength and is a well-rounded citizen.

Candidates for the award must demonstrate high academic performance, enhanced by extra-curricular activities such as community service, research projects or summer employment.

The award is payable at $5,000 in each of third and fourth years of study. Subject to maintaining continued scholarship standing, award recipients will have their award renewed for their fourth year of study.

The award is made on the recommendation of the Adjudication Committee.

Eligibility

Candidates for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • You are registered in a minimum of 24 credits in your third year of studies, having completed your first two years at UBC’s Okanagan campus
  • You were registered in a minimum of 24 percentage-graded credits in the previous winter session
  • You have demonstrated a deliberate and focused approach to your education
  • You are an outstanding student with a minimum of 85% GPA, enhanced by extra-curricular activities such as research or summer employment
  • Your studies may lead to entrepreneurship, innovation, community involvement or local economic development.

Student Application

Complete your application using the link below:

2020 Winter Session Student Application Form

Reference Forms

2020 Winter Session Reference Form

Deadline

Application form and reference form must be submitted by 4:00pm (PST) October 15th, 2020.

UBC Okanagan Students’ Union Service Award & Amal Alhuwayshil award in campus engagement and leadership

A $2,000 service award has been endowed by the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan for students enrolled at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. This award recognizes one or more students in undergraduate or graduate programs who have demonstrated commendable efforts to enhance on-campus engagement and well-being.

Also, a $2,000 award has been made available annually through a gift from Amal Alhuwayshil, former student union president, to students enrolled at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. This award recognizes a student who has engaged in one or more campus-based activities involving diversity, and inclusion, and demonstrated leadership in these areas by encouraging others to engage in these issues in the campus community.

Eligibility

Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • You demonstrate a dedicated involvement in leadership and enhancing student experience on campus
  • You have contributed to campus community by volunteering in such positions or programs for a minimum total of 250 hours
    • Examples may include positions or participation in student government, Create/Orientation events, student clubs or course unions, Aboriginal programs, peer support networks etc.
  • You are a registered full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate program at the UBC Okanagan campus
  • Paid or course related volunteering will not be considered in the application

Application

2019/2020 Application Form

Instructions

  1. Access the application form via the link above.
  2. Complete the Student Information section
  3. Complete all information in the Volunteer/Community Involvement section to ensure you have a minimum total of 250 hours
  4. If you would like to also be considered for the Amal Alhuwayshil Award in Campus Engagement and Leadership for $2,000, please include 200 word on how you have engaged in one or more campus-based activities involving diversity and inclusion, and demonstrated leadership in these areas by encouraging others to engage in these issues in the campus community
  5. Read and sign the terms & conditions before submitting

Deadline

Application form must be submitted on or before May 1, 2020 4:00pm PST