3M National Student Fellowship

About the award

The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time diploma and undergraduate students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.  Awards are coordinated through the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

The award consists of: 

  • An award of $1,000
  • An invitation to the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in June, to participate in a 3M National Student Fellows Conference Summit
  • Coverage of travel and accommodation costs to attend the annual conference and Conference Summit (conference registration costs are expected to be paid by the students’ institution)
  • Membership to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
  • As part of the fellowship, winners are expected to develop and complete a funded project on teaching and learning, alongside the rest of their 3M Fellowship cohort winners

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Eligibility requirements

Applicants must: 

  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree or college program at a post-secondary Canadian institution.
  • Have completed at least one full term of study at the time of nomination
  • Not have previously received a 3M student fellowship

How to apply

Apply by January 29, 2021.

To apply, you will need the following: 

  • Your completed application
  • A nomination letter and additional letters of support
  • A copy of your transcript
  • A statement from the UBC VP Students

Please visit the STLHE website for more information and detailed instructions on applying for this award.

When you are ready to submit your full application to the VP Students for review and to receive your statement letter, please email vpsassist@mail.ubc.ca.

Application timeline

Early November to January Applications usually open in mid-fall and close in January. Check the STLHE website for updated yearly deadlines.
Early January

Three weeks before the award deadline, applicants must submit their completed application package, transcript, and letters of nomination and support to the VP Students Office for review.

Applications will be reviewed within 10-14 days. A statement from the VP Students office will be provided to all students who are deemed to meet the eligibility criteria set out by STHLE. You may also receive feedback on ways you can strengthen your application.

Students then add the VP Students statement to their application package and submit the full application directly to STLHE.

April Winners are contacted by the 3M and STLHE Presidents. Unsuccessful nominees will also be informed by email.

If you have questions

If you have questions about the award criteria, procedures, or eligibility, please review the fellowship FAQs or contact STLHE staff at 3mnsf@stlhe.ca.