Don Wehrung International Student Award (start up)

Awards totalling $45,000 have been endowed in honour of Dr. Donald A. Wehrung on the occasion of his stepping down as the founding Executive Director of UBC's International Student Initiative, in which capacity he served from 1996 to 2008. The awards recognize outstanding international students from developing countries who have achieved academic excellence under exigent circumstances and would be unable to pursue post-secondary education without assistance. Candidates for the award are nominated by secondary schools, as well as by international, community-based and non-governmental organizations. The value of each award depends on the candidate's financial circumstances and the costs of their program. The awards are made to students entering the University directly from secondary school and may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing as determined by his or her Faculty, holds a valid Canadian Study Permit (student visa), and continues to demonstrate financial need. The awards are made on the recommendation of a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff from across the University, with input from members of the community.

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

2023 Winter
Non-academic units
UBC Vancouver International Students

How to apply

UBC’s International Scholars Program offers significant support for outstanding international undergraduate students through the International Leader of Tomorrow Award and the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award.

Visit the International Scholars Eligibility, Nomination, and Application page for information on eligibility and how to apply.