Scholars Community

Scholars Community

Program overview

UBC's Scholars Community is an exciting new initiative being launched for the 2016/17 academic year.

The purpose of the Community is to provide domestic students who have won major renewable awards with a variety of connections, support, and opportunities that will help foster their growth, success, and wellbeing at UBC.

We recognize that holders of major awards have unique interests, needs, and responsibilities, and face particular challenges. That’s why UBC has created the Scholars Community – to ensure top scholars receive the support they need to achieve their best.


You are eligible to join the Scholars Community if you are a new or returning domestic student who has received a major renewable award from a number of categories, including:

  • Major Entrance Scholarships (MES)
  • Schulich Leader Scholarships
  • Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (CSEA)
  • Loran Scholars

A similar program is available for international students who hold major awards. Visit the UBC International Scholars Program page for more info.

How to join

If you meet the eligibility requirements, we will contact you via email in August, with an invitation to join the Scholars Community. Please make sure your email address in the Student Service Centre (SSC) is up-to-date.

Benefits of being a Community Member

Participating in the Scholars Community is voluntary. However, eligible students are encouraged to join the Community to receive support and connect with their peers.

Maintaining Your Membership

To maintain membership in the Scholars Community from year to year, scholars are required to:

  • Attend one Community event between September and April of each academic year
  • Complete a year-end survey about their experience in the Scholars Community, and indicate they'd like to opt in to the Community for the following year

We understand that scholars are sometimes not able to renew their award funding. If this happens, you will still be able to remain in the Scholars Community and enjoy the full benefits of membership, as long as you meet the above requirements each year.

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