Jacob ZILBER Scholarship

A $1,300 scholarship has been endowed by the Smith Family Foundation to honour Jacob Zilber on his retirement from the Department of Creative Writing in 1989 and has subsequently been enhanced by Jake and Alice Zilber. The scholarship acknowledges his central role in the development of scriptwriters and the art of scriptwriting at UBC and in British Columbia, and symbolizes the affection and respect of his students and friends. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department to a student who has shown exceptional promise as a writer for screen and television and has completed at least one year of study in a B.F.A. or M.F.A. program in Creative Writing.

Award descriptions are meant for reference only. Values listed may not reflect the most up to date information.

Faculty of Arts
Creative Writing Program
Undergraduate & Graduate

Recommended award

The majority of Recommended 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.