Descriptions of awards for Aboriginal students

Awards

Aboriginal Research Mentorship Grant [#1459]

Grants of maximum $2,000 each are provided to Aboriginal undergraduate students who are actively participating in the Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Project and enrolled in courses.  The Aboriginal Research Mentorship Project pairs undergraduate Aboriginal students with faculty members as mentors who can involve students in research projects, lab experiences, or other forms of experience that may deepen their interest in their subject areas, and perhaps in advanced study (graduate school, medical school, etc.) in their later careers.  The grant is made on the recommendations by Associate Director of Strategic Aboriginal Enrolment Initiative.

ABORIGINAL Transfer Award [#4664]

Awards ranging in value from $1,250 to $2,500 are available to continuing eligible Canadian Aboriginal students who were admitted to the undergraduate programs in Arts, Science, Commerce, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Applied Science and Forestry at UBC under the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program and who have demonstrated academic achievement and community engagement. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services in consultation with the Faculties and the First Nations House of Learning.

ABORIGINAL Transfer Scholarship [#4663]

Entrance scholarships valued at $2,500 each are available to eligible Canadian Aboriginal students transferring from Langara College into the undergraduate programs in Arts, Science, Commerce, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Applied Science and Forestry at UBC. This scholarship supports Aboriginal students who meet the University's admission requirements under the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program. Eligible students must have attained an average at the point of admission to UBC of B+ or higher (3.33 or greater on the Langara grade scale) and register in a minimum of 24 credits during the upcoming Winter Session at UBC.

Alfred and Joan SCOW First Nations Bursary [#8218]

Bursaries totalling $1,500 have been endowed by Judge Alfred and Joan Scow and the University of British Columbia for First Nations students in any year and program of study.

Angus RAE Aboriginal MD Bursary [#8570]

Bursaries totalling $5,220 are offered annually by Dr. Angus Rae to support Aboriginal MD students in financial need. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.

CANNON Memorial Bursary [#7924]

This fund was established by the family and friends of the late Dr. G. Harry Cannon who was a member of the Faculty of Education and who devoted much of his life to Development Education and latterly, the education of Native Indians. Bursaries totalling $900 (normally, awards will not be less than $250 each) are awarded to Native Indian students (Status or Non-status) who have completed at least one undergraduate year and are enrolled in the Faculty of Education. Recipients must have a good academic standing and need financial assistance.

Clarence Ludwig MUSCLOW Bursary [#8144]

A $3,400 bursary has been endowed by the estate of Clarence Ludwig Musclow. The bursary is offered to a British Columbian First Nations student studying First Nations culture, history, language or any other topic which will help preserve the history and culture of First Nations people.

Evan ADAMS Health Sciences Bursary [#8259]

Bursaries totalling $1,200 have been endowed from the proceeds of the film premier of "Smoke Signals" and The University of British Columbia in honour of Evan Adams, lead actor. The award is offered to First Nations students in undergraduate programs in health sciences or human services.

FACULTY of Arts Aboriginal Bursary [#3011]

Bursary funds totalling $12,000 have been made available to support Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Arts in temporary financial need due to unforeseen circumstances that affect their ability to continue their studies. Bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services in consultation with academic advisors for Aboriginal students within the Faculty of Arts Academic Advising Services.

FIRST Nations House of Learning Bursary [#8273]

Bursaries totalling $2,650 have been endowed for First Nations students in any program and year of study.

Gladys C. CRAWFORD First Nations Bursary [#8317]

Bursaries totalling $13,200 have been endowed through a bequest by Gladys Caroline Crawford for First Nations students in any year or faculty. Wherever possible, funding is distributed to students enrolled in a wide range of programs at the University. The awards are made by application to Enrolment Services.

Gladys C. CRAWFORD First Nations Scholarship [#697]

Scholarships totalling $11,500 have been endowed through a bequest by Gladys Caroline Crawford for First Nations students in any year or faculty.  Wherever possible, funding is distributed to students enrolled in a wide range of programs at the University.  The awards are made by application to Enrolment Services.

Gwyn and Aileen GUNN Bursary for First Nations Students [#8405]

Bursaries totaling $23,300 have been endowed through a bequest from Gwyneth M. Gunn for First Nations students in need of financial assistance.

Jessie MANNING Bursary for Native Indian Students [#7893]

A $800 bursary has been endowed by Mrs. V. Z. Manning to assist Native Indian students. Preference is given to non-status Indians in the Native Indian Teacher Education program.

KHOT-LA-CHA Award [#681]

Awards totalling $700, in honour of Chief Khot-La-Cha, Dr. Simon Baker, of the Squamish Nation, have been endowed by Dr. Verna J. Kirkness, the University of British Columbia and friends. The awards are offered to First Nations students working with or guided by First Nations Elders in their studies. The awards are made on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty, in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning.

KNIGHT Family Centenary Scholarship for Aboriginal Students [#1442]

Scholarships totalling $1,300 have been endowed by Dr. Ursula H. Abbott (nee Knight) for British Columbian Aboriginal students who have achieved good academic standing and are in need of financial assistance. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.

Laura (Pat) BAND and Richard W. Band Award [#1401]

A $550 award has been endowed through a bequest by Richard W. Band for a woman student from Squamish, Fort Langley or Cheam First Nations who has completed at least 30 credits of previous course work with at least a 75% average. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of past service and volunteerism on campus or in the community. The award is made by application to Enrolment Services.

Mary and James FYFE-SMITH Memorial Bursary [#7804]

Through a bequest of the late Florence Fyfe-Smith, three bursaries of $1,200 each are awarded to native Indian students entering or in attendance respectively; as to the first, in the School of Social Work and Family Studies or Nursing, as to the second in the Faculty of Education and as to the third, in the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In the event that there is no student eligible for any of the three bursaries in any year, the income accruing for the bursary is to be accumulated until there is a student eligible or an additional bursary may be awarded to a student in the other school in which the first bursary was not awarded.

Musqueam First Nation Scholarship [#5225]

Scholarships valued up to $5,500 annually are available to outstanding students who are members of the Musqueam First Nation, and are renewable for up to 4 years. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, with up to two scholarships each per year awarded to students enrolled in post-baccalaureate programs and other undergraduate programs that are not direct-entry. These awards will be granted to students according to selection criteria that include demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or Enrolment Services (in consultation with relevant faculties, where applicable) will adjudicate these awards, in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning and the Musqueam First Nation.

Robin Woodsworth CAMPBELL Memorial Bursary [#7303]

Bursaries totalling $3,400 have been endowed by the estate of Henry (Harry) C. Campbell in memory of his son, Robin Woodsworth Campbell (1949-2002), for undergraduate students who are family descendents of Interior Salish, Coast Salish, Northern Coast or Wakashan language groups.  Born in France at Neuilly-sur-Seine, Robin Campbell made his career as an artist on Hornby Island, B.C., working mainly in bronze, stone and clay sculpture. The awards are made on the recommendation of Enrolment Services.

Roy Sworder First Nations Bursary [#8460]

Bursaries totalling $1,700 have been endowed by Eileen Sworder in memory of her late husband, Roy Sworder, for First Nations students in the Faculty of Forestry.  The awards are made available to undergraduate students in any year of study.

Shirley M. WONG Bursary in Education [#7348]

Bursaries totalling $4,900 have been endowed by Dr. Shirley M. Wong, Associate Professor Emerita of Curriculum Studies, whose lifelong and tireless commitment to education, particularly of the underprivileged, is inspiring.  The bursaries are awarded to Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Education who have achieved good academic standing and are in financial need.

Simon MULDOE Memorial Bursary [#8049]

The friends and colleagues of Simon Muldoe, with the participation of his family, have endowed a bursary of $900 in his memory. The bursary is awarded on the basis of need, with first preference given to a native student in the School of Social Work and Family Studies. If no suitable candidate is identified in that program, the bursary will be given to a native student in any other UBC program.

SQUAMISH Nation Award [#687]

An $450 award has been endowed by the Squamish Nation Education Department and The University of British Columbia. The award is offered to a Squamish Nation student in any program or year of study who has demonstrated University or Squamish Community activity. The award is made by application to the First Nations House of Learning.

ST. Mary's Anglican Church First Nations Bursary [#8270]

Two bursaries of $1,000 each are offered by St. Mary's Anglican Church, Kerrisdale, for aboriginal students in the Faculty of Arts or Science.

Thomas R BERGER Bursary in Law [#8245]

A $1,000 bursary has been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in honour of Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C. on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The award is offered to a First Nations student in the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Bursary for First Nations Students [#7876]

The University Women's Club of Vancouver provides three bursaries of $1,500 each to be awarded to a Native Indian woman student by nomination of the First Nations House of Learning Scholarship and Bursary Committee.

Wilson DUFF Memorial Bursary [#7830]

One or more bursaries of $1,700 are available to students in the field of Indian history and culture. The award pays tribute to Professor Wilson Duff, who worked extensively with B.C. Indians as Curator of Anthropology at the Provincial Museum, Victoria, as well as Professor of Anthropology at UBC. In making the award, preference is given to students of native Indian ancestry.

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