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:

  • Arts Aboriginal Valour Award ($2,000)
  • Eileen Clinton Award in Arts ($1,000)
  • International Student Scholarship (scholarship[s] ranging between $2,500 – $10,000)
  • 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)
  • William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship for 2nd year students ($45,000 over three years)

 

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

  • Resume: which includes all activities relating to community involvement with dates (maximum two pages)
  • Personal Statement: focusing on your community involvement and ways in which you have demonstrated leadership, positive influence and strength of purpose (maximum two pages)
  • 2 Reference Letters: letters must 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

  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and Resume 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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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

  • Resume: which includes all relevant activities, with dates.
  • Personal Statement: explaining why 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

  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and Resume 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.

Award Overview

The International Student Scholarship recognizes international Arts students who “demonstrate strong academic achievement, engagement in the Faculty, and the potential to make a scholarly contribution within their chosen field of study”.

Eligibility

  • You must have successfully completed at least 27 (percentage-grades) credits in the 2016-2017 academic year, in any year level in the Faculty of Arts at UBC (BA, BFA, BMS, BMUS, BSW, BA/SCPO, BA/MM);
  • You must have an average of 75% or higher (with no failed courses) in 2016-2017, on a minimum of 27 credits. Your record has to be complete, with no missing grades or incomplete SD’s.
  • You must be registered in at least 24 (percentage-grades) credits, in the 2017-2018W academic year or the minimum credit load you require to graduate if you are in Year 4. The only exception to the 24-credit requirement is if you are in your final winter session and need less than 24 credits to graduate, in which case an award may be pro-rated by the number of credits taken.
  • If you were on exchange for one term, or for the full year, you will need to provide your exchange transcript, and you must have completed a minimum of 27 credit with 75% or greater while on exchange.
  • If you were on Co-op in 2016-2017 for the full year, your academic record will be assessed on the previous academic year (2015-2016), where you will need to have met 75% on 27 credits

*Please note, courses completed during Summer terms do not count towards your GPA, or credit load for award eligibility.

Non-academic Criteria

In terms of “engagement in the Faculty, and the potential to make a scholarly contribution within their chosen field of study”, we really want to know what interests you, what you are doing to explore your interests, what you feel are your accomplishments, and what you are learning from your time as a UBC Arts student. Think about what you have done, what you are learning, and where you think it is leading you.

Engagement could be through a club, a peer group, a service organization, a sports team, an academic competition or another type of activity that you feel would fall under the umbrella of "involvement". It could also be that you have done something entirely on your own to make a difference to your field of study or the wider world. Your contribution could be as a "leader", but that kind of role is not necessary.

Your involvement in Arts could mean, among other things, taking part in a research project as part of a course, volunteering in the community, or connecting with the faculty through a variety of experimental learning opportunities that are available (Co-op, Arts Internship, Global exchanges, tri-mentoring etc.).

Material Required

In a maximum of 500 words, write a description of your involvement/engagement within the Faculty of Arts, including an explanation of what you have learned (about the world and yourself). If you are involved in more than one activity, you may describe the one that has been the most meaningful to you or you may describe more than one. Do not simply list activities. Use the word limit wisely. This is not an essay contest so perfect grammar and spelling are not going to be marked, but "formal" writing (i.e., sentences, paragraphs) is expected. Include your family name, first name and UBC student number in a header on the top of your submission. All documents should be in PDF format.

Submissions

We encourage you to have your submission 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 10th, 2017

Apply Here

If you have 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
  • 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

  • Resume: which includes all activities relating to community involvement with dates (maximum two pages)
  • 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)
  • 2 reference letters: letters must 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

  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and Resume 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.

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.

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 award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts Awards Committee. 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 Undergraduate Research Assistants in the previous academic year (2016-2017) are welcome to apply for this award.

Process:

•   Submissions should be structured in a research paper format with citations and formal language, exactly as would be produced for a UBC course and should not exceed 2,000 words.
•   We encourage the Faculty Supervisor/Instructor to include a private nomination with the report/paper.
•   Papers should be submitted in PDF format to arts.awards@ubc.ca.

Deadline:
4:30pm on October 1st.  If October 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the first business day after October 1st.

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

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 2017-2018 Winter session
  • Demonstrate financial need by receipt of a Government Student Loan in the 2016W session or 2017W session. This information must be available from your UBC ESP by the award deadline
  • Candidates must be registered in a minimum of 27 percentage-graded credits in the previous academic year (2016-2017) and the current academic year (2017-2018), with no failures or missing grades. Students with University approved reduced course loads, are also eligible.

Material Required

  • Personal Statement: focusing on your community/national/international involvement and ways in which you have demonstrated leadership, positive influence and strength of purpose (maximum two pages)
  • Resume: which includes all activities relating to community involvement with dates (maximum two pages)
  • 2 reference letters: letters must 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 should be highlighted.
  • Strong academic performance: Applicants will have met full time eligibility criteria of 27 credits in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 as noted above and achieved a minimum of 75% in the previous winter session.

Submissions

  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and Resume 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

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.

 

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.