Scholarships and Awards that Require an Application

Note:  Below is a list of scholarships available by application.  The eligibility requirements listed are generalizations and, for most students, sufficient to their situation. This Webpage is not a legal document and if a dispute over eligibility arises then the official Senate Approved Documentation will be used to arbitrate all disputes.

This list below includes:

  • William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship for 2nd year students ($45,000 over three years)
  • Katherine Brearley Arts Scholarship (scholarship[s] totaling $17,500)
  • Russ Patrick Arts Undergraduate Research Writing Award (available to Research Assistants working over the summer with Faculty). Written report required. ($1,800)
  • Arts Aboriginal Valour Award ($2,000)
  • Eileen Clinton Award in Arts ($1,000)
  • Information on awards offered through other UBC Departments

 

The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation offers a $45,000 scholarship ($15,000 per year over three years) to two eligible candidates.

  • Candidates must be in their second year of study in the Faculty of Arts at the UBC Vancouver Campus for the 2016 Winter session; and,
  • Demonstrate financial need by receipt of a Government Student Loan; and,
  • Candidates must meet UBC Vancouver Senate Policy on eligibility to receive awards for continuing students.

Candidates are selected by an Arts Adjudication Committee.  In selecting recipients, consideration is given to:

  • Community Involvement:  Recipients of this scholarship will provide evidence of extensive involvement in activities at School, in the Community and/or at the National/International level.  Leadership and a passion for giving back or providing aid should be highlighted.
  • Strong academic performance. As this is a continuing scholarship, applicants must meet Senate Policy for eligibility.  In general this would mean applicants will have attended the UBC Vancouver campus for the 2015 Winter session and completed at least 27 percentage graded subjects with no failures or incomplete grades (minimum average of 75%); AND for the 2016 Winter session students must complete at least 27 percentage graded subjects to ensure they are able to continue receiving the award in the following winter session (minimum average of 75%).

Please review the application form for further information

  • Deadline extended to: November 2nd, 2016.
  • The application and accompanying material must arrive via e-mail in a single submission (with the exception of reference letters).* New this year*
  • Ensure your reference letters are received at the Dean of Arts Office (BUCH A240) in a sealed envelope with the signature across the seal by the award deadline. References submitted via e-mail may be approved upon request.

Note:  Recipients of  "renewable" Scholarships should be aware that, if selected for the Heaslip Scholarship, you may be required to decline other "renewable" scholarships you may have received.  This may be in your best interest if your previous award was less than $15,ooo per year for three years.

Application Form Word: 2016 William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship Application

Application Form PDF: 22016 William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship Application

If you have any questions please contact arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Scholarship(s) totaling $17,500 have been endowed by friends and family in honour of Associate Professor Emerita Katherine Brearley (BA’35, MA’39, Doctorat Universite de Paris).

  • Candidates must be entering their third or fourth year of study in the Faculty of Arts at the UBC Vancouver Campus for the 2016 Winter session; and,
  • Candidates must meet UBC Vancouver Senate Policy on eligibility to receive awards for full time students.

Candidates are selected by an Arts Adjudication Committee.  In selecting recipients, consideration is given to:

  • Community Involvement:  Recipients of this scholarship will provide evidence of extensive involvement in activities at School, in the Community and/or at the National/International level. Leadership and a passion for giving back or providing aid should be highlighted.
  • Strong academic performance: Applicants will have attended the UBC Vancouver campus for the 2015 Winter session and completed at least 27 credits with no failures or incomplete grades (minimum average of 80%); AND for the 2016 Winter session students must have officially declared a major/honours/combined specialization and be registered in at least 24 credits or the final required credit to graduate.

Please review the application form for further information

  • Deadline: Extended to November 2nd, 2016.
  • The application and accompanying material must arrive via e-mail in a single submission (with the exception of reference letters).* New this year*
  • Ensure your reference letters are received at the Dean of Arts Office (BUCH A240) in a sealed envelope with the signature across the seal by the award deadline. References submitted via e-mail may be approved upon request.

Application Form Word: 2016 Katherine Brearley Scholarship Application

Application Form PDF: 2016 Katherine Brearley Scholarship Application

If you have, questions please contact arts.awards@ubc.ca.

The Russ Patrick Arts Undergraduate Student Research Award was endowed in 2009 by Russ Patrick to recognize the outstanding achievement in research writing by an Arts undergraduate student.

The recipient of this award is usually selected from reports submitted by Arts undergraduate students hired as Research Assistants as a result of funding made available via the Arts Undergraduate Research (AURA) awards.

The award is made on the recommendation of a selection committee in the Faculty of Arts, which includes the Dean of Arts in its membership. Submissions are judged by professional standards and assessed on their ability to communicate the research and its significance to a non-specialist audience.

All individuals hired as Research Assistants via the AURA funding will be sent information regarding the Russ Patrick Award in late August of each year.

Process:
•    Applications are to be submitted by the UBC Faculty member who supervised the student (not the student).
•    Submissions can be made in paper form or by attaching the research report to an email sent to arts.awards@ubc.ca.
•    The Faculty Supervisor should include a private nomination with the report (i.e. reasons the research paper is deserving of the award).  This nomination is included with the written submission given to the adjudicating committee.

Deadline:
October 1st by 4:00 pm to the Dean’s Office (BUCH A240) or via email to arts.awards@ubc.ca.  If October 1st falls on a day the Dean’s Office is closed, then the deadline will be the first day after October 1st that the Dean’s Office is open for business.

Please contact the Dean’s Office with any questions at arts.awards@ubc.ca.

An award has been established to support an Aboriginal student pursuing his or her undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts who demonstrates leadership and has overcome adversity in completing their degree. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts, in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. This award is endowed and as such will vary in amount each year. The award total for 2016/2017 is $2,000.

Please review the application form for further information

  • Deadline: Extended to November 2nd, 2016.
  • The application and accompanying material must arrive via e-mail in a single submission (with the exception of reference letters).* New this year*
  • Ensure your reference letters are received at the Dean of Arts Office (BUCH A240) in a sealed envelope with the signature across the seal by the award deadline. References submitted via e-mail may be approved upon request.

Application Form Word:2016 Arts Aboriginal Valour Award Application

Application Form PDF: 2016 Arts Aboriginal Valour Award Application

If you have questions please contact arts.awards@ubc.ca.

A $1,000 award is offered by Dr. Catherine Rawn in honour of Eileen Clinton, an influential high school teacher who encouraged Dr. Rawn to attend university. The award is available to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits or sufficient to graduate, who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. Preference is given to a student who is the first person in his or her immediate family to attend university. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts.

Please review the application form for further information.

  • Deadline: Extended to November 2nd, 2016.
  • The application and accompanying material must arrive via e-mail in a single submission.* New this year*

Application Form Word:2016 Eileen Clinton Award Application

Application Form PDF: 2016 Eileen Clinton Award Application

If you have questions please contact arts.awards@ubc.ca.

In addition to the standard UBC awards there is also the Awards for Students with Disabilities program. Twenty awards are available, ranging in value and eligibility criteria. Supporting documentation may be required in some cases.

A complete list of these awards is available on the application form.

The application form is available from this website and from the Access & Diversity office in Brock Hall (1874 East Mall).

UBC offers over 60 awards for Aboriginal students. You can apply for Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries by submitting the Aboriginal Awards application form, which is available in March on the Awards, Fees and Finance website.

Aboriginal Student Affairs also emails a newsletter called The Post to Aboriginal Arts students with information about scholarships and bursary opportunities. If you have not been receiving the email, contact fnsp.assistant@ubc.ca to be added to the mailing list.

For more information, students should contact their designated Enrolment Services Professional (ESP).

View information about current scholarships for students going on exchange, international service learning and group study programs, eligibility for scholarships after your international learning program, and cheque forwarding requests on the Student Services website.

UBC’s most prestigious awards recognize third- and fourth-year students with academic achievement and involvement in sports and community pursuits.  Students MUST receive a nomination from the Dean of Arts in order to apply.  For more information and deadlines click here.

Several generous donors have offered scholarships to UBC students, provided they meet the criteria for their scholarship. The scholarships normally require some affiliation with a certain group, organization, company, or community. To find out if you might meet one of the scholarship’s criteria, download the Affiliation Scholarships Application from the Student Financial Assistance and Awards website.  The application lists the scholarships and their corresponding criteria on the last few pages.