Scholarships and Awards that Require an Application

Below is a list of scholarships available through the Faculty of Arts. Each award has different eligibility requirements, please review carefully.

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)

 

Award Overview

The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation offers a $45,000 scholarship ($15,000 per year over three years) to two eligible undergraduate students entering Year 2. Candidates must be in receipt of Government Student Loans, show outstanding community involvement, and leadership tempered with a strong first year academic performance (minimum 75% average).  The award is renewable to UBC Vancouver Arts students for an additional two years or until a first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). The awards are made on the recommendation of a selection committee within the Faculty of Arts. (Total possible value $45,000 over 3 years.)

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be in their second year of study in the Faculty of Arts at the UBC Vancouver Campus for the 2017 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 full time students. Full-time status means a student within the Faculty of Arts is registered in a minimum of 24 credits in the 2017 Winter session, or sufficient to graduate, with 27 percentage graded courses in the 2016 Winter session with no failures or missing grades. However, some students (approved via Access and Diversity, etc) may be eligible on fewer credits.

Material Required

  • A resume which includes all activities relating to community involvement with dates (maximum two pages)
  • A personal statement focusing your community/national/international involvement and ways in which you have demonstrated leadership, positive influence and strength of purpose (maximum two pages)
  • This application requires 2 reference letters to be submitted to us separately (outside of the application form you will complete). When deciding on your references please consider two references who can comment on your leadership and community involvement (Faculty, Employers, Managers, or recent High School Teachers). Reference letters should be submitted electronically and will only be accepted from professional e-mail accounts, personal-mail accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail etc will not be accepted. Reference letters should be e-mailed to arts.awards@ubc.ca.
  • Please remember that you must have received an Official Government Student Loan in the 2016W session or 2017W session AND this information must be available from your UBC ESP by the award deadline.

Selection Criteria

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 met full time eligibility criteria as noted above and achieved a minimum of 80% in the previous winter session.

Submissions

  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and CV ready to be uploaded at the time you begin your application. You will also have the option to save and continue should you need to.
  • Reference letters should be submitted electronically and will only be accepted from professional e-mail accounts, personal-mail accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail etc will not be accepted. Reference letters should be e-mailed to arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Deadline: November 3rd, 2017

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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.

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

Award Overview

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) for undergraduate students entering their third or fourth year of study in the Faculty of Arts (Vancouver Campus) for the 2017 Winter session.  In selecting recipients, consideration is given to both scholarly excellence and the demonstrated ability to work with and lead others in student and community activities at the university, local, national, and/or international level.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be entering their third or fourth year of study in the Faculty of Arts at the UBC Vancouver Campus for the 2017 Winter session; and,
  • Candidates must meet UBC Vancouver Senate Policy on eligibility to receive awards for full time students. Qualified students must have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average of 80% in the previous winter session; and, in their current winter session, students must have officially declared a major/honours/combined specialization. Full-time status means a student within the Faculty of Arts is registered in a minimum of 24 credits in the 2017 Winter session, or sufficient to graduate, with 27 percentage graded courses in the 2016 Winter session with no failures or missing grades. However, some students (approved via Access and Diversity, etc) may be eligible on fewer credits.

Material Required

  • A resume which includes all activities relating to community involvement with dates (maximum two pages)
  • A personal statement focusing your community/national/international involvement and ways in which you have demonstrated leadership, positive influence and strength of purpose (maximum two pages)
  • This application requires 2 reference letters to be submitted to us separately (outside of the application form you will complete). When deciding on your references please consider two references who can comment on your leadership and community involvement (Faculty, Employers, Managers, or recent High School Teachers). Reference letters should be submitted electronically and will only be accepted from professional e-mail accounts, personal-mail accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail etc will not be accepted. Reference letters should be e-mailed to arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Selection Criteria

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 met full time eligibility criteria as noted above and achieved a minimum of 80% in the previous winter session.

Submissions

  • The application form will be updated soon.
  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and CV ready to be uploaded at the time you begin your application. You will also have the option to save and continue should you need to.
  • Reference letters should be submitted electronically and will only be accepted from professional e-mail accounts, personal-mail accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail etc will not be accepted. Reference letters should be e-mailed to arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Deadline November 3rd, 2017

Apply Here

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.

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

Award Overview

This unique 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 2017/2018 is $2,500.

Eligibility

You must be recognized by UBC as an Aboriginal student studying within the Faculty of Arts and registered in at least 3 credits during the 2017 Winter session.

Material Required

  • A resume which includes all activities relating to community involvement with dates (maximum two pages)
  • A personal statement focusing your community involvement and ways in which you have demonstrated leadership, positive influence and strength of purpose (maximum two pages)
  • This application requires 2 reference letters to be submitted to us separately (outside of the application form you will complete). When deciding on your references please consider two references who can comment on your leadership and community involvement (Faculty, Employers, Managers, or recent High School Teachers). Reference letters should be submitted electronically and will only be accepted from professional e-mail accounts, personal-mail accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail etc will not be accepted. Reference letters should be e-mailed to arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Selection Criteria

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.

Submissions

  • The application form will be updated soon.
  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and CV ready to be uploaded at the time you begin your application. You will also have the option to save and continue should you need to.
  • Reference letters should be submitted electronically and will only be accepted from professional e-mail accounts, personal-mail accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail etc will not be accepted. Reference letters should be e-mailed to arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Deadline: November 3rd, 2017

Apply Here

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

Award Overview

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.

Eligibility

You must be recognized by UBC as a full-time student studying within the Faculty of Arts and registered in a minimum of 18 credits in the 2017 Winter session, or are sufficient to graduate. “Immediate family” includes only siblings, parents, grandparents, step-parents, and step-grandparents. Extended family is not included in the eligibility of this award.

Material Required

  • A resume which includes all relevant activities, with dates.
  • A personal statement sharing how you chose to come to UBC. What was your drive? Did you have a mentor? Who influenced you to pursue your post-secondary studies?

Submissions

  • The application form will be updated soon.
  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and CV ready to be uploaded at the time you begin your application. You will also have the option to save and continue should you need to.

Deadline November 3rd, 2017.

Apply Here

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

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.

 

Please note these are Faculty of Arts awards only. Click here for a complete list of UBC awards, or contact your ESP for more information.